Journal Article


R. Kheirifard
Dermot Brabazon
Reza Taherzadeh Mousavian
Rasoul Azari Khosroshahi
Yalda Afkham



ball milling nanoparticle mechanical engineering metal matrix nanocomposite particle size

Microstructural characterization of ball-milled metal matrix nanocomposites (Cr, Ni, Ti)-25 wt. % (Al2O3np, SiCnp) (2016)

Abstract The microstructure of high-temperature metals such as Ti, Ni, and Cr can be modified using ceramic nanoparticles to form metal matrix nanocomposites (MMNCs). Such materials are generally prepared via powder metallurgy routes. In this study, 25 wt. % SiCnp and Al2O3np were separately ball-milled as a reinforcement of Ti, Cr, and Ni matrices to investigate their effects on the phase formation and morphology of the MMNCs. The XRD, SEM, and FESEM results indicated that the alumina-metal system could not be thermodynamically stable in a high-energy ball mill, while the SiC reinforcement could be retained and milled with the metals even after 24 hours. It was further observed that the distribution of nanoparticles was not affected by the type of metal, ceramic, and milling time. Finally, it was determined that the nanoparticles significantly reduced the average particle size of composite powders.
Collections Ireland -> Dublin City University -> Publication Type = Article
Ireland -> Dublin City University -> Status = Published
Ireland -> Dublin City University -> DCU Faculties and Centres = DCU Faculties and Schools: Faculty of Engineering and Computing: School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering
Ireland -> Dublin City University -> Subject = Engineering: Mechanical engineering
Ireland -> Dublin City University -> DCU Faculties and Centres = Research Initiatives and Centres: Advanced Processing Technology Research Centre (APTRC)

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R. Kheirifard, Dermot Brabazon, Reza Taherzadeh Mousavian, Rasoul Azari Khosroshahi, Yalda Afkham

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Yalda Afkham
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