Synthesis and sintering of ZrNiSn-based half-heusler compounds

Qiang Shen, Lianmeng Zhang, Lidong Chen, Takashi Goto, Toshio Hirap

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In contrary to the commonly used arc melting method, samples in the present paper were prepared by the solid state reaction from elemental powders at 1173 K under a flowing Ar atmosphere for 96~168 h. The constituent phases and the elemental compositions were determined and shown that the samples were of single phase and stoichiometry. Then the spark plasma sintering technique was used to consolidate them. It is found that, dense ZrNiSn-based compounds with fine grain size and homogeneous microstructure were achieved under the condition of 1123 K/40 MPa/25 min.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)511-512
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of Materials Science and Technology
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2003 Sep 1


  • Half-Heusler compounds
  • Solid state reaction
  • Spark plasma sintering
  • ZrNiSn

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Polymers and Plastics
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry


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