Journal of Materials Synthesis and Processing

, Volume 8, Issue 3, pp 189–196

Synthesis and Densification of Nanomaterials by Mechanical and Field Activation

  • Z. A. Munir

DOI: 10.1023/A:1011312126285

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Munir, Z.A. Journal of Materials Synthesis and Processing (2000) 8: 189. doi:10.1023/A:1011312126285


The use of mechanical and electric field activation to simultaneously synthesize and densify nanomaterials was investigated. Dense nanostructured MoSi2 and TiN-TiB2 nanocomposites were made by this method. The role of the parameters of mechanical activation (milling) and those of field activation on the process of formation of dense nanomaterials was studied. For the TiN–TiB2 system, up to 97.2% dense nanocomposites were synthesized with microhardness and fracture toughness values of 21.8 GPa and 5.13 MPa•m1/2, respectively.

Dense nanomaterialssynthesisfield-activationmolybdenum disilicideTiN-TiB2 nanocomposites

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Z. A. Munir
    • 1
  1. 1.Facility for Advanced Combustion Synthesis (FACS), Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials ScienceUniversity of CaliforniaDavis