Titanium carbide is a hard ceramic material used to manufacture a variety of high-temperature wear resistant and thermally conductive parts and materials. Compared to tungsten carbide, titanium carbide is lighter and less expensive.
Titanium carbide is often used to make heat-resistant alloys, radiation materials, and various types of cutting tools. It has a melting point of 3140 deg C and a boiling point of 4820 deg C. These properties make it an ideal material for heat-resistant materials.
Besides its high hardness and enthalpy of formation, titanium carbide has good thermal conductivity and corrosion resistance. This property makes it suitable for a variety of applications. For example, titanium carbide can be used as a heat-resistant coating for abrasive steel bearings. The material also offers excellent electrical conductivity.
Titanium carbide has a fine black powder appearance. It can be purchased in a range of particle sizes, from 40 nm to 1000 micro m.
Its density is 4.93 g/cu.cm and its elastic modulus is 2940N/mm2. Titanium carbide can be produced by heating titanium dioxide in an electric furnace or by reacting carbon black with titanium dioxide. Upon cooling, titanium carbide forms a face-centered cubic crystal system.
Nano titanium carbide is prepared by a special process. These nanopowders meet ASTM standards and are available in both bulk and micro-size powders. They have a wide specific surface area, high purity, and oxidation resistance.
Nano titanium carbide can be used as an ultra-hard wear-resistant material. It has a very small particle size distribution range, a high surface activity, and a large specific surface area.