Conductive ceramic-carbon nanotube composites

Inam, Fawad, Reece, Michael and Peijs, Ton (2008) Conductive ceramic-carbon nanotube composites. In: HiPerNano 2008 - Nano-enhanced Materials for Extreme Environments, 19 May 2008, BERR Conference Centre, London, UK.

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Abstract

Powder metallurgy offers great and obvious potential for nano-enhancement, since nanomaterials can be readily incorporated. Fawad Inam of Nanoforce, one of the UK Technology Strategy Board's nanotechnology facilities based at Queen Mary College, is working on the manufacture of electrically conducting ceramics. As Inam explained at the event, spark plasma sintering is a new process that can produce materials from powder, such as alumina reinforced with containing carbon nanotubes. This opens the door to making high-performance ceramic material that is electrically and thermally conducting. Potential applications include spacecraft heat shields, armour, bio-inert ceramics and functionally graded materials.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
Subjects: F200 Materials Science
H300 Mechanical Engineering
J300 Ceramics and Glasses
Department: Faculties > Engineering and Environment > Mechanical and Construction Engineering
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Depositing User: Fawad Inam
Date Deposited: 29 May 2013 08:12
Last Modified: 10 Aug 2015 11:31
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/12702

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