Properties of Carbon Nanotubes (CNTs) Reinforced Copper Matrix Composites by Ultrasonic Welding

  • Zhengqiang Zhu
  • Mingfeng Li
  • Qiankun Xiao
  • Yifu Zhang
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Mechanical Engineering book series (LNME)


In this research, multi-walled CNTs’ surface was firstly coated with a good binding copper layer successfully by electroless plating method, to solve the multi-walled CNTs clusters wrapped problem effectively. Then copper matrix composites reinforced with the electroless copper plated multi-walled CNTs were prepared successfully by ultrasonic metal welding process. The Effects of copper surface state and CNTs content on the mechanical properties and microstructure characterization of the prepared composites were analyzed. And multi-walled CNTs reinforced mechanism was discussed.


Multi-walled CNTs Ultrasonic metal welding Electroless copper plating Copper matrix composites 



This project is supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (Grant No. 51365039).


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Zhengqiang Zhu
    • 1
  • Mingfeng Li
    • 1
  • Qiankun Xiao
    • 1
  • Yifu Zhang
    • 2
  1. 1.School of Mechanical and Electrical EngineeringNanchang UniversityNanchangChina
  2. 2.School of Mechanical and Electrical EngineeringJiujiang UniversityJiujiangChina

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