Consolidation of Al/Fe3O4 composites using high-pressure torsion and their magnetic properties

Ryo Yonemoto, Makoto Arita, Zenji Horita

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    Severe plastic deformation using high-pressure torsion was applied for consolidation of Al/Fe3O4 composites. The consolidation was achieved with the Vickers microhardness saturated to -240 HV for Al-10 vol%Fe3O4 and to ∼300 HV for Al-20 vol%Fe 3O4 after processing for 5 revolutions under a pressure of 6 GPa. The density increased with straining and reached the highest after 5-7 revolutions but decreased for further revolutions. The coercive force had the same trend as the density but the saturation magnetization is almost invariable with straining. No appreciable difference was observed between the magnetic fields applied in the directions perpendicular and parallel to the ring plane. Electrical conductivity decreased with straining and this was attributed to generation of a large amount of lattice defects such as grain boundaries.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)459-463
    Number of pages5
    JournalKeikinzoku/Journal of Japan Institute of Light Metals
    Issue number11
    Publication statusPublished - 2012

    All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

    • Mechanics of Materials
    • Mechanical Engineering
    • Metals and Alloys
    • Materials Chemistry


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