Metallurgical and Materials Transactions A

, Volume 46, Issue 5, pp 1838–1842 | Cite as

Al/C60 Nanocomposites Fabricated by High-Pressure Torsion

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


Al-2 vol pct fullerene (C60) composites with relative densities of >0.98 are manufactured by high-pressure torsion of ball-milled powders under an applied pressure of 6 GPa. A considerable Al grain refinement to ~53 nm and a homogeneous distribution of fullerenes give rise to a very high hardness of 152 Hv and yield stress of 405 MPa. Nevertheless, the poor tensile ductility due to the low work-hardening rate is achieved.


Fullerene Digital Image Correlation Friction Stir Processing Electro Discharge Machine Digital Image Correlation Method 
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This study was supported by the National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF) grant funded by the Korea government (MSIP) (No. 2014R1A2A1A10051322). H.A. thanks the University of Tabriz (Iran) for all of the support provided.


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Authors and Affiliations

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

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