Production of Al/Al 2O 3 nanocomposites through consolidation by high-pressure torsion

Maki Ashida, Zenji Horita, Takuji Kita, Akira Kato

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    Aluminum nanocomposites containing 30 vol%Al 2O 3 were produced by severe plastic deformation using high-pressure torsion (HPT). HPT was conducted at room temperature under a pressure of 6.0 GPa for disk samples (Disk-HPT) and 3.0 GPa for ring samples (Ring-HPT). For comparison, an alternate rotation (Cyclic-HPT) was also adopted to check any difference in the microstructural development. Ring-HPT showed a more uniform dispersion of Al 2O 3 particles in the Al matrix and higher hardness values than those obtained by Disk-HPT. Agglomeration of Al 2O 3 particles was observed for any condition of HPT but the agglomerates were smaller in size, less in volume and more finely distributed in Ring-HPT than in Disk-HPT.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)13-16
    Number of pages4
    JournalMaterials Transactions
    Issue number1
    Publication statusPublished - 2012

    All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

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


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