Method of substance synthesis and compacting

FIELD: technological processes.

SUBSTANCE: initial substance 2 is heated by exothermal reaction of termite mixture 3 combustion, which contains catalyst, exposed to shock pressure created with blasting charge 5, and cooled on separate metal surface, which is made in the form of tube 1. Blasting charge 5 is installed around tube 1. Initial substance 2 is used in the form of geometric reflection of tubular cavity, and thermite mixture 3 is placed around it. Impact of shock pressure is carried out after heating of initial substance, its displacement into tubular cavity and its filling.

EFFECT: increase of diamonds output and reduction of power inputs and blasting charge consumption.

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The present invention relates to the field of high-temperature synthesis and can be used to obtain ultra-hard and abrasive materials. A similar technical solution is the method of synthesis of diamond or cubic boron nitride (Volkov, A.E. Patent RF №2199380 "Method of synthesis of diamond or cubic boron nitride". C2 701J 3/00, 2000), where under the action of pressure in the substance with its simultaneous heating can be phase transitions and chemical reactions, the substance is cooled to save a received phase, while the processed substance is heated due to the exothermic reaction in the presence of a catalyst, and cooling the final product is performed on a separate cooled metal surface. This method are synthetic diamonds, cubic boron nitride, titanium carbide, etc. substances.

The closest technical solution is the method of synthesis of diamond by explosive compaction of porous graphite (Brummer R. Processing of powder materials by the explosion. M.: Mir, 1990, p.98-99), where the shock front is formed of high temperature. For quick equalization of the temperature of the graphite powder mixed with the copper powder having a small temperature shock compression. In this way, the output of artificial diamond of about 20%. In case of internal use is a big charge with a diameter of 1300 mm and a height of several meters, is installed on the center tube containing a mixture of powders and a diameter of 150 mm, the output of the diamond reaches 80%. Manufactured in this way the diamond is composed of particles with a size of 1÷100 microns.

The aim of the invention is to increase the efficient use and expansion of technology, i.e. by increasing the yield of the target substance and the reduction of energy consumption more than doubled.

This objective is achieved in that the known method of synthesis of diamond, including heat source substance by exothermic combustion reaction of thermite mixture containing the catalyst, the effect of the shock pressure generated by detonation of an explosive charge, and cool it on a separate metal surface, characterized in that the cooled metal surface are in the form of a pipe, the explosive charge is placed around it, the original substance used in the form of geometric display tube cavity and around the place thermite mixture, and the impact of the shock pressure is carried out after heating the source materials, it is moved into the tube cavity and its completion.

The proposed method implements unit, shown in figure 1. The installation includes a cooled substrate 1 made in the form of a pipe, the treated material 2, on revealing a mixture of 3, the insulator 4 and the explosive 5.

Individual modification of plants may contain reflective screens that allow you to maintain a large temperature gradient between the cooled substrate 1 and the heated substance 2. This reduces the size of the device increases efficiency of the process increases the rate of heat removal from the new phase on the substrate, while protecting it from thermal radiation due to the screen.

In addition, certain modifications of plants may include additional cooling for the substrate 1, it can be water, liquid nitrogen, oxygen, etc. due to this, the rate of heat removal from the processed substance can be further enhanced. When using copper as a cooled substrate 1 (copper has a maximum cooling capacity, as the product of its density, heat capacity and thermal conductivity greatest than other materials), liquid cooled, the thickness of the copper pipe, you can drastically reduce.

The heated substance 2 and the heating of the powder mixture 3 can constitute a whole [3], i.e. as the heating of the mixture 3 and the treated material 2 may be a product of self-propagating high temperature synthesis (SHS). Method SVS based on the fact that in the interaction of the original substances exothermic reaction occurs education is Finance a new substance, thermodynamic potential which is lower than that of the original reactant. In the reaction generates heat, which with the rapid course of the process leads to the formation of very high temperatures, dramatically accelerating the diffusion processes occurring during the interaction of the original substances.

The design of the device depicted in figure 1, is proposed to implement the method, makes it possible to extract thermal energy from modified substances, compressed with high pressure, so that after removal of the pressure that contributes to the conservation of the new denser modification substances. For maximum get a new modification of the substance in the process with the lowest energy consumption, it is advisable to maintain the highest temperature gradient between the heated substance and a cooled substrate, i.e. before processing of the material by the pressure should, as much as possible to heat the substance or bring it to the melting temperature, while maintaining on the cooled substrate as low as possible temperature.

As is known from [2], (p.65-67) in many cases, heating of the substance before pressing it is useful, reduces the hardness of the substance and allows the use of lower pressure for pressing. Optimum pressing by heating the DOS is ikaetsya with fewer explosives with low velocity detonation. Moreover, the maximum density obtained is higher than without heating. Curve hugonia heated powder already at low pressures closer to the curve for a rigid body. In addition, the increase in internal energy when hot pressing is smaller than when cold. Despite the good development perspective, as stated in [2], pressing the heated powders, unfortunately, still has not found wide use in research in materials science.

For example, if you use the present invention for the production of diamond, then heating the mixture 3 can additionally be used as a catalyst in the synthesis process, as it includes substances-catalysts. Among the 24 investigated elements in the most effective of the graphitization catalyst is Nickel, then other metals of the iron group such as iron, cobalt, then molybdenum, chromium, and platinum, and boron. These elements in the molten state is well dissolved carbon. It is noted that the ability of transition metals to be the graphitization catalysts correlates with their ability to catalyze the synthesis of diamond, catalytic additives increase the output of the diamond in 3÷6 times. In addition, the diamond without the presence of catalysts formed at pressures not lower than 6,5 GPA and temperatures not lower than 1750°C. In the presence of the same catalyst for the synthesis of almazbekovna temperature not lower than 1150° And the corresponding pressure of 4.2 GPA.

Applying for the synthesis of heat released during the exothermic reaction of special powders, there are huge advantages of the method over the classical heat, when there is no need in the furnace and other equipment. So as to implement the method of the explosive should be in close proximity with the heated substance, this presents considerable technological difficulties with the classic types of heating. In the proposed method, this contradiction is solved through the use of for heating substances thermite mixtures. Moreover, due to this there is an opportunity to automate the process. The burning thermite mixture 3, simultaneously heating the treated material 2 to the maximum temperature, causes the mechanism to start promoting substance in the cavity of the substrate 1, so as not to produce ignition of the explosive layer ahead of time, i.e. when the processed substance has not yet reached full fill cavity cooled pipes. Detonation of the explosive 5 is created from this igniter that is activated immediately after the complete receipt of the substance in the cavity.

Unlike analog, the installation shown in figure 1, allows to carry out the method with the following advantages: n the receive ready-made substances, when using equal amounts of explosives, under the influence of the large detonation forces, as the shock wave compressing the substrate and the processed substance is enhanced. In the analog wave passing through a layer of termite, the insulator and the substance is weakened. In addition, compressed air substance in the tube, after removal of the pressure, is under some residual pressure compression ratio, allowing more to keep the manufactured phase than in analog. From the viewpoint of processability produced substance is in a single capsule, and in the case of analogue it is required to capture special devices. The main difference of the proposed method over analog is the possibility of obtaining a larger fraction of the synthesized substances, due to the complex fundamental differences, namely high pressure, time compression and cooling rate.

Unlike the prototype of the proposed scheme process shares the space heating substances from the processing pressure. Due to this heating substances can be brought to very high temperatures, and the substrate, in contrast, can be very cool, allowing you to dramatically increase the rate of formation of a new phase, while increasing the rate of heat removal from the processed material. The proposed process, unlike the prototype, allows the considerably reduce the amount of explosive, as the schematic diagram of the prototype is the process of heating of the substance due to its processing pressure, which leads to significant energy. Heating the substance is explosive pressing, at the same time is heated blend of copper powder, which acts as a cooled substrate, which further reduces the rate of heat removal. As mentioned above, the main part of the shock wave is spent on heating the treated substance. If you draw the proposed method and the prototype in the form of a "time line" on the diagram of state of carbon (figure 2), we see fundamental differences in the way the two processes.

As you know, the greater the pressure or the temperature, the earlier the response phase transformations, so the reaction in the prototype will begin at point 1, while in the proposed method, at a lower pressure, at point 2, with the difference in pressure ΔP1can reach significant values. Reverse the decomposition reaction of the obtained phase in the sphere of its instability will also start earlier in the prototype, i.e. in the area of higher pressure due to the higher temperature and therefore, it is point 3, in the proposed method, it will be the point 4, which will differ by the amount of pressure ΔP2. As can be seen from the graphs, the length l of the NII time prototype on the interval 1-3, where the phase transition occurs in the diamond, much shorter section 2-4 of the proposed method, the section of the prototype is located in the zone of lower temperature, and therefore, diamond by the method of the prototype will be synthesized in several times less. The length of the same section "time line" of the prototype, where the collapse of the obtained diamond phase, on the contrary, much more, and it is in the area of higher temperatures, which consequently leads to a significant loss of the educated diamond compared with the proposed method. That is, this scheme (figure 2) clearly shows that the prototype is not too aggressively accumulating synthesized fraction of the diamond intensively enough it loses in comparison with the proposed method. In this prototype, unlike the proposed method, requires the use of a significant amount of explosive material, and most importantly - in the prototype because of technical difficulties does not apply pre-heating substances that dramatically reduces the yield. Therefore, in case of equal charges used in these ways, you will get a different number of synthetic diamond. In accordance with the schedule of the new method at least three to four times longer to produce a synthetic diamond than the prototype, and educated faction 2÷5 times is larger.

the situation, depicted in figure 1, allows due to its simplicity of design to influence the substance with the highest possible pressure and as fast as possible to produce the heat from the modified substances, and large surface area, which allows to obtain a large amount of products at relatively little cost.

Therefore, the application of the proposed method for artificial diamond and similar substances, as well as for compaction in relatively large quantities, can be considered promising and useful for production.

In this case, and in similar heat processed substances occurs due to the contact heat transfer, i.e. thermite mixture by contact with a substance passes its heat. In the case of patent 2199380, if we consider the drawing, the heating occurs on the side opposite the side that comes into contact with a cooled substrate. In the invention, the heating occurs from the side that comes into contact with a cooled substrate.

According to the formula, where the heat flow is determined by the quantity of heat ΔQ, passing through the cross-section of the body area And for a period of time Δt, is determined by the expression:


where l - RAS is a being, on which is warm, with temperatures at the ends of the interval T2and T1accordingly, a k is thermal conductivity of the substance.

Based on this formula and scheme of heating, that in the latter case, the heating of the substance takes place much faster, as the transfer of heat is from the side, which later will be cooled, i.e. energy process in the second case, more economical.

In addition, from a comparison of the drawings of the claimed method and similar shows that in the patent 2199380 impact on the substance of pressure occurs, on the one hand, through the thickness of the substance, thermite mixture and the insulator, whereas in the invention the pressure of a comprehensive, while the treated substance from explosives separates only the layer of the cooled substrate. Therefore, the distance from the BB in the first case to be processed substance is always greater than in the second case. According to [2] is energetically favorable scheme in the second case, where the charge is lower than 2÷4 times, you can achieve the same effect as in the first case.


1. Volkov, A.E. Patent RF №2199380 "Method of synthesis of diamond or cubic boron nitride". C2 701J 3/00, 2000

2. Brummer R. Processing of powder materials by the explosion. M.: Mir, 1990, p.98-99.

3. Levashov E.A. and the R. Physico-chemical and technological bases of self-propagating high temperature synthesis. M: CJSC "in the BIN", 1999

The method of synthesis of diamond, including heat source substance by exothermic combustion reaction of thermite mixture containing the catalyst, the effect of the shock pressure generated by detonation of an explosive charge, and cool it on a separate metal surface, wherein the cooled metal surface are in the form of a pipe, the explosive charge is placed around it, the original substance used in the form of geometric display tube cavity and around the place thermite mixture, and the impact of the shock pressure is carried out after heating the source materials, it is moved into the tube cavity and its completion.


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