The authors acknowledge the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory, Tallahassee, FL, for the generous use of their DC magnet facilities and the Manufacturing Demonstration Facility at Oak Ridge National Laboratory for providing sample handing and electromagnetic processing apparatus. This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under grant numbers DMR-0845868 and IRES-1129412. The research sponsored was in part by the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Advanced Manufacturing Office, under contract DE-AC05-00OR22725 with UT-Battelle, LLC. Additionally, the authors acknowledge assistance by Dr. Quadir Zakaria at the Electron Microscopy Unit of the University of New South Wales with their assistance with the EBSD. Additionally, the authors would like to thank Professor Gregory Thompson and the Central Analytical Facility at the University of Alabama-Tuscaloosa in their assistance with TEM (Supporting Information is available online from Wiley Online Library or from the author).
Magneto-Acoustic Mixing Technology: A Novel Method of Processing Metal-Matrix Nanocomposites†
Article first published online: 2 APR 2014
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Advanced Engineering Materials
Volume 16, Issue 9, pages 1078–1082, September 2014
How to Cite
Henderson, H. B., Rios, O., Bryan, Z. L., Heitman, C. P. K., Ludtka, G. M., Mackiewicz-Ludtka, G., Melin, A. M. and Manuel, M. V. (2014), Magneto-Acoustic Mixing Technology: A Novel Method of Processing Metal-Matrix Nanocomposites. Adv. Eng. Mater., 16: 1078–1082. doi: 10.1002/adem.201300534
- Issue published online: 16 SEP 2014
- Article first published online: 2 APR 2014
- Manuscript Accepted: 31 JAN 2014
- Manuscript Received: 22 NOV 2013
Magneto-acoustic mixing technology is evaluated as a method for manufacturing metal-matrix nanocomposites. This technology relies on the interaction of two magnetic fields to produce high-intensity acoustic waves suitable for melt processing of liquid metals, inducing sonic cavitation and dispersing nanoparticles. Considerations for alignment of particles in the system are also considered.