Multi-scale characterization of novel aluminum-carbon nanocomposites

Sabrina Nilufar, Sid Siddiqi, Iwona Jasiuk

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Abstract

Covetics are a new class of materials which consist of a metal infused with nanocarbon. In this paper we focus on 7075 aluminum alloy covetics (rolled sheet). Characterization includes density measurements, imaging of tensile fracture surfaces using scanning electron microscopy (SEM) with energy dispersive spectroscopy (EDS), and mechanical testing involving indentation and tensile tests. Hardness and tensile yield and ultimate strengths increased as the carbon content increased while no changes were observed in the elastic moduli as a function of carbon content.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationMaterials Science and Technology Conference and Exhibition 2012, MS and T 2012
Pages701-707
Number of pages7
StatePublished - Dec 1 2012
EventMaterials Science and Technology Conference and Exhibition 2012, MS and T 2012 - Pittsburgh, PA, United States
Duration: Oct 7 2012Oct 11 2012

Publication series

NameMaterials Science and Technology Conference and Exhibition 2012, MS and T 2012
Volume1

Other

OtherMaterials Science and Technology Conference and Exhibition 2012, MS and T 2012
CountryUnited States
CityPittsburgh, PA
Period10/7/1210/11/12

Keywords

  • Aluminum matrix
  • Carbon reinforcement
  • Indentation
  • Mechanical properties
  • Metal nanocomposites
  • Scanning electron microscopy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science (miscellaneous)

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    Nilufar, S., Siddiqi, S., & Jasiuk, I. (2012). Multi-scale characterization of novel aluminum-carbon nanocomposites. In Materials Science and Technology Conference and Exhibition 2012, MS and T 2012 (pp. 701-707). (Materials Science and Technology Conference and Exhibition 2012, MS and T 2012; Vol. 1).