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Two production methods for tantalum carbide (TaC)

Since 2022, Russia-Ukraine geopolitical conflicts have intensified, and global energy prices have risen sharply, with international natural gas prices hitting historic highs. As the most important transitional energy source in the transition from fossil energy to non-fossil energy, the share of natural gas in primary energy has increased from 14.6% in 1965 to 24.7% in 2020.  The global gas price indices showed a unilateral downward trend from 2018, bottomed out in 2020, and remained low for a long time. However, since July 2020, the global gas prices have gradually fluctuated upward, and the impact of geopolitical events made the Dutch TTF gas price even hit record highs repeatedly.

An analyst of a securities company believes that the core catalyst of this round of global gas market lies in the lack of investment in upstream oil and gas resources caused by long-term low prices. Since 2020, although the epidemic has led to a decline in demand, the decline in supply has been faster, resulting in a large inventory consumption. In 2021, demand will recover faster than supply (the supply-side is less sensitive to prices, which will be reflected in investment).  

As the world's two largest gas Tantalum Carbide are also expected to change significantly.

Overview of Tantalum Carbide(TaC)

Tantalum carbide (TaC) forms a series of binary compounds of tantalum and carbon with the empirical formula TaCx, where x typically varies between 0.4 and 1. They are extremely hard, brittle, refractory ceramic materials with metallic conductivity. They appear as brown-grey powders, usually sintered.

Tantalcarbide is a natural form of tantalum carbide. It is a cubic, extremely rare mineral. The TaC x compound has a cubic (rock salt) crystal structure with x = 0.7–1.0; the lattice parameter increases with x. There are two main crystalline forms of TaC 0.5. The more stable has a cadmium iodide-resistant triangular structure, which transforms to a hexagonal lattice with no long-range order in carbon atoms when heated to about 2000 °C.

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An important cermet material, tantalum carbide is used commercially in tool tips for cutting applications and is sometimes added to tungsten carbide alloys. The melting point of tantalum carbide peaks at around 3880°C, depending on purity and measurement conditions; this value is the highest among binary compounds. Only tantalum hafnium carbide may have a slightly higher melting point, around 3942 °C, while hafnium carbide has a melting point comparable to that of TaC.

Production method of tantalum carbide (TaC)

TaC powders of the desired composition are prepared by heating a mixture of tantalum and graphite powders in vacuum or in an inert gas atmosphere (argon). Heating at about 2000 °C using a furnace or arc melting unit. Another technique is the reduction of tantalum pentoxide with carbon at a temperature of 1500–1700 °C in a vacuum or hydrogen atmosphere. This method was used to obtain tantalum carbide in 1876, but it lacked control over the stoichiometry of the product. TaC has been reported to be produced directly from the element by self-propagating high temperature synthesis.

Application of Tantalum Carbide(TaC)

Tantalum carbide(TaC)powder is insoluble in water, almost insoluble in inorganic acid, soluble in mixed acid of hydrofluoric acid and nitric acid, and can be decomposed. Strong anti-oxidation, easily melted and decomposed by potassium pyrosulfate. The resistance is 30Ω at room temperature, showing superconductivity. (TaC) can be used in powder metallurgy, cutting tools, fine ceramics, chemical vapor deposition, hard wear-resistant alloy tools, tools, molds and wear-resistant and corrosion-resistant structural parts to improve the toughness of the alloy. The tantalum carbide (TaC) body is golden yellow and can be used as a decoration for the watch.

It is a heavy brown powder, usually processed by sintering, and is an important cermet material. Sometimes used as a microcrystalline additive for tungsten carbide alloys.

Tantalum carbide(TaC) is an ideal material for aircraft and rockets in the aerospace industry due to its melting point, hardness, elastic modulus, thermal conductivity, shock resistance and chemical stability.

Tantalum Carbide(TaC) Price

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