Chapter 27. The Interface Structure in Graphite/ Aluminum Composites

  1. William J. Smothers
  1. Swe-Den Tsai,
  2. Michael Schmerling and
  3. H. L. Marcus

Published Online: 26 MAR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470291092.ch27

Proceedings of the 5th Annual Conference on Composites and Advanced Ceramic Materials: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 2, Issue 7/8

Proceedings of the 5th Annual Conference on Composites and Advanced Ceramic Materials: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 2, Issue 7/8

How to Cite

Tsai, S.-D., Schmerling, M. and Marcus, H. L. (1981) The Interface Structure in Graphite/ Aluminum Composites, in Proceedings of the 5th Annual Conference on Composites and Advanced Ceramic Materials: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 2, Issue 7/8 (ed W. J. Smothers), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470291092.ch27

Author Information

  1. Mechanical Engineering/Materials Science and Engineering, University of Texas, Austin, Texas 78712

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 26 MAR 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 1981

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470373903

Online ISBN: 9780470291092

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Keywords:

  • graphite;
  • aluminum;
  • methanol;
  • hexagonal;
  • photomicrographs

Summary

Transmission electron diffraction and Auger electron spectroscopy studies of the interfaces of selected graphite/aluminum composite systems revealed that generally titanium diboride (TiB2) and aluminum oxide (γ-Al2O3) were present as the interfacial phases. The grain size and the crystallographic structure of these interfacial phases were studied and are discussed in terms of the transverse fracture behavior of the graphite/aluminum composites.