Title: Effect of using titanium interlayers on the properties of vitrified diamond tools

Authors: Mark J. Jackson, Zhang Xiao-fu

Addresses: MET, College of Technology, Center for Advanced Manufacturing, Purdue University, 401 North Grant Street, West Lafayette, IN 47907-2021, USA. ' School of Materials Science and Engineering, Central South University, Changsha 410083, China

Abstract: In this paper, diamond crystals are coated with titanium films in order to improve the chemical properties of diamond. The impact strength, oxidisation characteristics and the effects of sintering temperature on vitrified bond and diamond are investigated. It is found that when a titanium film is coated on the surface of diamond the contact angle between vitrified bond and diamond decreased from 39.5% to 34.5% at 993 K and that the degree of oxidisation on the surface of diamond will significantly decrease.

Keywords: titanium interlayers; vitrified diamond tools; vitrification; impact strength; oxidisation; sintering temperature.

DOI: 10.1504/IJCMSSE.2010.029684

International Journal of Computational Materials Science and Surface Engineering, 2010 Vol.3 No.1, pp.86 - 94

Published online: 01 Dec 2009 *

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