Table of Contents

Volume 6,Issue 2

Open Access Perspective

Whisker Bond: From Findings to Concept in Refractories

Received: 12 January 2024;  Published: 12 April 2024;  doi: 10.21926/rpm.2402010


Ceramic bonds are conventionally formed during the burning of refractory bricks and by using pre-fabricated blocks or monolithic lining, which is characterized as the coalescence of the particles by liquid sintering. However, the whisker bond was discovered with the outstanding performance of unburnt periclase–spinel–Al bricks while substituting magnesia–chrome bricks in the chromium-free campaign of refractory lining of RH degassers. Thanks to the p [...]

Open Access Review

Review on the Development of Titanium Diboride Ceramics

Received: 02 January 2024;  Published: 03 April 2024;  doi: 10.21926/rpm.2402009


Titanium diboride (TiB2) materials have garnered significant attention due to their remarkable comprehensive properties. They offer potential applications in high-temperature structural materials, cutting tools, armor, electrodes for metal smelting, and wear-resistant parts. However, due to the low self-diffusion coefficient, the TiB2 exhibits poor sinterability, excessive grain growth at elevated temperatures, and inadequate oxidation resistance, li [...]