The authors would like to express their appreciation to von Gunten Bernhard for his technical support.
Fabrication of Functionally Graded Carbon Nanotube-Reinforced Aluminum Matrix Composite†
Article first published online: 22 NOV 2010
Copyright © 2011 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim
Advanced Engineering Materials
Volume 13, Issue 4, pages 325–329, April, 2011
How to Cite
Kwon, H., Bradbury, C. R. and Leparoux, M. (2011), Fabrication of Functionally Graded Carbon Nanotube-Reinforced Aluminum Matrix Composite. Adv. Eng. Mater., 13: 325–329. doi: 10.1002/adem.201000251
- Issue published online: 25 MAR 2011
- Article first published online: 22 NOV 2010
- Manuscript Revised: 20 SEP 2010
- Manuscript Received: 25 AUG 2010
Functionally graded carbon nanotube (CNT)-reinforced aluminum (Al) matrix composites have been successfully fabricated by a powder metallurgy route. The gradient layers containing different amounts of CNT additions showed different microstructures and hardness. Each layer demonstrated good adhesion, with no serious pores or microcracks. We controlled the characteristics of the bulk composite by the efficient design of each CNT gradient layer. The functionally graded material concept offers a feasible approach to fabricating Al-CNT nanocomposites.