Bhat, Abhimanyu and Balla, Vamsi Krishna and Bysakh, Sandip and Basu, Debabrata and Bose, Susmita and Bandyopadhyay, Amit (2011) Carbon nanotube reinforced Cu-10Sn alloy composites: Mechanical and thermal properties. Materials Science and Engineering A-Structural Materials Properties Microstructure and Processing, 528 (22-23). pp. 6727-6732. ISSN 0921-5093

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Multiwall carbon nanotube (CNT) reinforced Cu-10Sn alloy composites were fabricated using high power lasers. Microstructural observations showed that CNTs were retained in the composite matrix after laser processing. The addition of CNTs showed improvement in strain hardening, mechanical and thermal properties of Cu-10Sn alloy. Composites with 12 vol.% CNTs showed more than 80% increase in the Young's modulus and 40% increase in the thermal conductivity of Cu-10Sn alloy. Yield strength estimates using a model based on strengthening mechanisms in metal matrix nanocomposites and thermal conductivities derived from the Maxwell-Garnett effective medium theory were found to be in good agreement with our experimental data.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Carbon nanotube; Laser deposition; Metal matrix composites (MMC); Mechanical properties; Thermal conductivity
Subjects: Ceramic-Metal Systems
Depositing User: Bidhan Chaudhuri
Date Deposited: 16 Jan 2012 12:09
Last Modified: 31 Jan 2013 11:24

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