The Properties And Application of Molybdenum Carbide

What is Molybdenum Carbide exactly?
Molybdenum Carbide is chemically named MoC with a molecular mass of 107.95

It exhibits high melting point, hardness, thermal and mechanical stability as well as good resistance to corrosion.

Molybdenum Carbide (gray hexagonal crystal) is an example of a Molybdenum Carbide. This material has a high melting temperature and hardness. Additionally, it is stable at both thermal and mechanical temperatures and resists corrosion. It is insoluble in water, lye and sulfuric acid.

Molybdenum Carbide is used to:
1. Molybdenum alloy

The most popular molybdenum alloy, TZM-alloy has high strengths and excellent comprehensive properties. The United States utilizes TZM alloy for making turbine disks. It accounts for 15% the entire molybdenum content. There are 22 types of molybdenum products in my country, including TZM. Nearly 200 tons of molybdenum was produced in my country by the beginning of 1990.
The high mechanical characteristics of TZM molybdenum alloys and TZC molybdenum alloys outperform pure molybdenum. They are extensively used for the production of molds and structural parts. They have been used in various seamless steel pipe and thermal perforated pipes since the beginning of the 20th century. This type of sintered molybdenum plugged made using powder metallurgy technologies reduces the use of raw materials (50%) and increases the service life by 1.5- to 2x.

A seamless tube of molybdenum – rhenium alloy, containing 50% Re has outstanding high performance. This tube can also be used to make the brackets, rings, grids, and other parts for thermowells and electron tube cathodes.

Molybdenum, molybdenum alloys and other alloys are not only stronger than tungsten but have good thermal conductivity and high electrical and thermal conductivity. You will find plates, strips and foils as well as tubes, wires, wires, and profiles. These are commonly used in electronic tubes, anodes and grids as well as parts and metal processing tools such die-casting, extrusion and forging dies and turbine disks. These components are extensively used.

2. Alloying steel elements

The alloying elements molybdenum and nickel can help reduce the possibility of embrittlement occurring in steel alloys. High-speed steels are being made with molybdenum as a replacement for tungsten. Molybdenum, according to calculations has twice the “capacityā€¯ of tungsten. The steel that contains 18% of tungsten can now be replaced with the steel that has 9% molybdenum. Moreover, chrome and vanadium can be added together. This greatly lowers steel’s production costs. In stainless steel, molybdenum plays a vital role in improving corrosion resistance and strength. It also improves weldability. You can clearly see that molybdenum is an important component of the steel industry.

3. Additional apps

Molybdenum is extremely low in vapor pressure at both vacuum furnace temperatures and work temperature. Molybdenum is the most polluting part of the furnace. The evaporation loss won’t affect high molybdenum items such as heating elements or heat insulation encapsulation.
Molybdenum’s high strength makes it an ideal material for electrode and equipment when processing glass. Mollybdenum has a chemical compatibility with many glass components. It will not cause any harmful color effects by allowing a tiny amount to dissolve in the glass melting tray. The life expectancy of a molybdenum heating electrode can reach 3 to 5 year in a glass melt furnace.

4. New applications

A molybdenum disilicide-based advanced composite material (MoSi2) is the best way to fix low ductility of molybdenum and high oxidation.
Molybdenum Carbide’s excellent mechanical, electrical and thermal properties make it a popular choice for advanced composite materials.

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