Ternary Phase Equilibria in Transition Metal-Boron-Carbon Silicon Systems. Part 2. Ternary Systems. Volume 15. Constitution of Niobium-Molybdenum-Carbon Alloys
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The ternary alloy system niobium-molybdenum-carbon was investigated by means of X-ray, melting point, DTA, and metallographic techniques a complete phase diagram for temperatures above 1500 deg C was established. Above 1960 deg C, niobium monocarbide and the cubic B1 high temperature phase in the molybdenum-carbon system form and uninterrupted series of solid solutions. Six isothermal reactions occur in the ternary system three correspond to class II-type four-phase reactions involving a liquid phase, one to a class I eutectoid-type, and two further isotherms are associated with limiting tie lines. The results of the phase diagram investigation are discussed, and the thermodynamic interpretation identifies the low relative stability of the binary subcarbides in conjunction with the large stability differences between niobium and molybdenum carbides as the cause for the formation of a stable equilibrium between the monocarbide and the metal phase in the ternary region.
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