Spark Plasma Sintering (SPS) of ceramic – carbon nanotube nanocomposites

Inam, Fawad, Yan, Haixue, Reece, Michael and Peijs, Ton (2008) Spark Plasma Sintering (SPS) of ceramic – carbon nanotube nanocomposites. In: Gordon Research Conferences on Composites, 13-18 January, 2008, Ventura, California, USA.

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Abstract

Carbon nanotubes (CNTs) possess significant potential for inducing multi-functionality to ceramics. In this work, CNTs were dispersed using DMF (Dimethylformamide). Alumina – CNT nanocomposites were sintered by using SPS (Spark Plasma Sintering). CNTs aided in rapid sintering of alumina nanocomposites by reducing sintering temperature. From Field-emission scanning electron microscopy, it was confirmed that CNTs significantly aided in reducing the grain size which resulted in superior strength and improved hardness for the alumina – CNT nanocomposites.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Poster)
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: 30 May 2013 11:57
Last Modified: 10 Aug 2015 11:31
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/12729

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