The metal/ceramic interface in an in situ synthesized Ti/TiCP composite coa
ting by laser processing was analyzed using high-resolution transmission el
ectron microscopy. The TiC particles were distributed uniformly in the matr
ix and were highly faceted. The interfaces between the TiC particles and th
e beta matrix were abrupt and free of any other reaction phases. It was the
Ti-terminated TiC surface that bonded to the beta matrix, resulting in the
metallic bonding between the TiC particles and the matrix.