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Research Article | Open Access

Crystal structure determination of nanolaminated Ti5Al2C3 by combined techniques of XRPD, TEM and ab initio calculations

Hui ZHANGa,bXiaohui WANGaYonghui MAaLuchao SUNa,bLiya ZHENGa,bYanchun ZHOUc,*( )
Shenyang National Laboratory for Materials Science, Institute of Metal Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences, 72 Wenhua Road, Shenyang 110016, China
Graduate School of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100039, China
Science and Technology on Advanced Functional Composite Laboratory, Aerospace Research Institute of Materials & Processing Technology, No.1 South Dahongmen Road, Beijing 100076, China
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Crystal structure of Ti5Al2C3 was determined by means of X-ray powder diffraction (XRPD), transmission electron microscopy (TEM) and ab initio calculations. In contrast to the already known P63/mmc space group that the MAX phases crystallize, it was demonstrated that the R 3¯m space group could better satisfy the experimental data. The lattice parameters are a = 0.305 64 nm, c = 4.818 46 nm in a hexagonal unit cell.


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Journal of Advanced Ceramics
Pages 268-273
Cite this article:
ZHANG H, WANG X, MA Y, et al. Crystal structure determination of nanolaminated Ti5Al2C3 by combined techniques of XRPD, TEM and ab initio calculations. Journal of Advanced Ceramics, 2012, 1(4): 268-273.








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Received: 23 November 2012
Accepted: 27 November 2012
Published: 09 January 2013
© The author(s) 2012