Mechanical and structural characterization of graphite coated silver nanoparticles-reinforced aluminum

P. G. Ramírez-Cano, I. Estrada-Guel, D. C. Mendoza-Ruiz, J. Reyes-Gasga, M. J. Yacamán, A. Márquez-Lucero, Roberto Martínez-Sánchez

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Abstract

Pure aluminum with graphite coated silver nanoparticles (∼ 10 nm) composites were prepared by mechanical milling, cold compacted, sintered and hot extruded. Transmission electron micrographs and energy dispersive spectroscopy showed that nanoparticles were homogeneously dispersed into the aluminum matrix and did not coalesce, grow or dissolve on it because of their graphite coating. Within the range 0-2 silver nanoparticles weight percentage, mechanical properties such as Yield strength (σy), maximum strength (σ max) and micro hardness (VHN) were improved, compared to the as annealed aluminum properties.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)276-279
Number of pages4
JournalReviews on Advanced Materials Science
Volume18
Issue number3
StatePublished - Aug 2008
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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