Tungsten Carbides – Structure, Properties and Applications in Hardmetals

November 11, 2013


This new book, written by Alexey S Kurlov and Aleksandr I Gusev, is devoted to tungsten carbide hardmetals and provides a unique survey of the structure and properties of tungsten carbide hardmetals developed over the past 20 years.

Specific attention has been paid to the different applied methods for phases and equilibria in the W–C and W–Co–C systems, ordering of tungsten carbides, and production of nanocrystalline tungsten carbide powders and nanostructured hardmetals.

The book also contains detailed analyses that the effect of particle size of tungsten carbide powders has on the sintering of nanopowders, thermal stability, phase and chemical composition. As such it embraces the entire range of problems associated with phase equilibria in “tungsten – carbon” binary system and related ternary systems, nonstoichiometry, disorder and order in different tungsten carbides, electronic and crystal structure of these carbides.

As the most active efforts were recently made in synthesis and application of nanocrystalline tungsten carbide for the production of nanostructured hardmetals, the present book describes in detail different methods for production of nanocrystalline tungsten carbide. Materials scientists using tungsten carbide to create novel superhard and tough hardmetal materials will find this book particularly useful.

Authors: Alexey S Kurlov and Aleksandr I Gusev,

Published by: Springer – Series in Materials Science, Vol. 184, 2013. 242 pages.

ISBN: 978-3-319-00524-9

Available formats: hardback, eBook, and on-line Chapter purchases.


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