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The chemistry of self-propagating high-temperature synthesis

Alexander G. Merzhanov
J. Mater. Chem., 2004, 14 (12), 1779 - 1786
DOI: 10.1039/b401358c

1. Introduction
2. Fundamentals of SHS Chemistry
  2.1. Some General Information
  2.2. Ideology and Methodology of SHS Research
  2.3. Chemical Classes of SHS Reactions
  2.4. Choice of Reagents. Thermodynamics Calculations.
  2.5. Chemical Mechanism of SHS
  2.6. Chemical Classes of SHS Products
  2.7. To the State of SHS Products
3. Some Examples of the Practical Implementation of SHS
  3.1. SHS Powders
  3.2. Ceramic Materials and Items (Net Shape Production)
  3.3 Tungsten-free Hard Alloys
  3.4. Cast Materials and Items
4. Instead of Conclusions: Some Promising Lines of Future Research

The chemistry of SHS is briefly reviewed and illustrated by some examples of the practical implementation of SHS-produced powders, ceramics, hard alloys, cast materials, and items. Outlined are some promising lines of further R & D in the field.