Xiang Zeng, Jie Teng, Jin-gang Yu, Ao-shuang Tan, Ding-fa Fu, and Hui Zhang, Fabrication of homogeneously dispersed graphene/Al composites by solution mixing and powder metallurgy, Int. J. Miner. Metall. Mater., 25(2018), No. 1, pp. 102-109. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12613-018-1552-4
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Xiang Zeng, Jie Teng, Jin-gang Yu, Ao-shuang Tan, Ding-fa Fu, and Hui Zhang, Fabrication of homogeneously dispersed graphene/Al composites by solution mixing and powder metallurgy, Int. J. Miner. Metall. Mater., 25(2018), No. 1, pp. 102-109. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12613-018-1552-4
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Fabrication of homogeneously dispersed graphene/Al composites by solution mixing and powder metallurgy

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    Jie Teng    E-mail: tengjie@hnu.edu.cn

    Jin-gang Yu    E-mail: yujg@csu.edu.cn

  • Received: 19 April 2017Revised: 7 June 2017Accepted: 12 June 2017
  • Graphene-reinforced aluminum (Al) matrix composites were successfully prepared via solution mixing and powder metallurgy in this study. The mechanical properties of the composites were studied using microhardness and tensile tests. Compared to the pure Al alloy, the graphene/Al composites showed increased strength and hardness. A tensile strength of 255 MPa was achieved for the graphene/Al composite with only 0.3wt% graphene, which has a 25% increase over the tensile strength of the pure Al matrix. Raman spectroscopy, Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy, scanning electron microscopy, and transmission electron microscopy were used to investigate the morphologies, chemical compositions, and microstructures of the graphene and the graphene/Al composites. On the basis of fractographic evidence, a relevant fracture mechanism is proposed.
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