Processing and characterization of nanostructured Cu-carbon nanotube composites

Hongqi Li, Amit Misra, Yuntian Zhu, Zenji Horita, Carl C. Koch, Terry G. Holesinger

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    Carbon nanotube (CNT) reinforced nanostructured Cu matrix composite with a grain size less than 25 nm has been successfully fabricated via a combination of ball milling and high-pressure torsion. CNTs were found to be homogeneously dispersed into the metal matrix, leading to grain refinement with a narrow grain size distribution and significant increase in hardness.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)60-64
    Number of pages5
    JournalMaterials Science & Engineering A: Structural Materials: Properties, Microstructure and Processing
    Issue number1-2
    Publication statusPublished - Oct 15 2009

    All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

    • Materials Science(all)
    • Condensed Matter Physics
    • Mechanics of Materials
    • Mechanical Engineering


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