Roy, Snigdha and Das, Mitun and Mallik, Awadesh Kumar and Balla, V K (2016) Laser melting of titanium-diamond composites: Microstructure and mechanical behavior study. Materials Letters, 178. pp. 284-287. ISSN 0167-577X

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Titanium matrix composites (TMCs) were prepared in situ using continuous wave ytterbium doped fiber laser in order to improve the mechanical properties of titanium. In this study, 5, 10 and 15 wt% diamond powders were premixed with commercially pure titanium (CP-Ti) powder and were laser melted using laser engineered net shaping (LENS (TM)) system. The microstructure, reaction phases and mechanical behavior were investigated to understand the influences of diamond concentration. Average cross sectional hardness of the composite increased from 348 HV to 984 HV with increase in the diamond concentration from 5 to 15 wt%. Similarly, the Young's modulus of the composite, measured using nanoindentation, increased from 169 to 629 GPa. Such high mechanical properties of laser melted composites envisage their potential for wear resistant and high temperature applications. (C) 2016 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Environment and Pollution
Divisions: Bioceramics & Coating
Depositing User: Bidhan Chaudhuri
Date Deposited: 11 Nov 2016 10:57
Last Modified: 11 Nov 2016 10:57

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