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Metallurgical and Materials Transactions A

, Volume 45, Issue 9, pp 4129–4137 | Cite as

Consolidation of Carbon Nanotube Reinforced Aluminum Matrix Composites by High-Pressure Torsion

  • Hamed AsgharzadehEmail author
  • Soo-Hyun Joo
  • Hyoung Seop KimEmail author
Article

Abstract

Al-3 vol pct carbon nanotube (CNT) composites are fabricated by consolidation through high-pressure torsion (HPT) at room temperature. The densification behavior, microstructural evolution, and mechanical properties of Al/CNT composites are studied. The results show that density and microstructural homogeneity increase with increasing number of revolutions under a high pressure of 6 GPa. Substantial grain refinement is achieved after 10 turns of HPT with an average grain thickness of ~38 nm perpendicular to the compression axis of HPT. The Al/CNT composite shows a considerable increase in hardness and strength compared to the Al matrix. The strengthening mechanisms of the Al/CNT composite are found to be (i) grain refinement of Al matrix and (ii) Orowan looping. Raman spectroscopy and high-resolution transmission electron microscopy reveal that the structure of most of CNTs is changed during processing through mechanical milling and HPT.

Keywords

Digital Image Correlation Equal Channel Angular Pressing Friction Stir Processing Scanning Transmission Electron Microscopy Accumulative Roll Bonding 
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Acknowledgments

This study was supported by A.D.D. through basic research Project (11-01-04-08). H.A. acknowledges the support of his visiting fellowship by the POSTECH Basic Science Research Institute Grant.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Materials Engineering, Faculty of Mechanical EngineeringUniversity of TabrizTabrizIran
  2. 2.Department of Materials Science and EngineeringPohang University of Science and Technology (POSTECH)PohangSouth Korea

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