Mechanical and electrical properties of Al2O3-CNT nanocomposites

Viktor Puchy, Ján Dusza, Pavol Hvizdos, Fawad Inam, Michael Reece

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This work describes the microstructure, indentation toughness and electrical conductivity of alumina-carbon black and alumina-carbon nanotubes nanocomposites prepared by spark plasma sintering. Materials have been studied by SEM, Vickers indentation technique and two-point electrical conductivity measurement. The addition of 5 % CNTs increased the indentation toughness from 3.24 MPa m(1/2) to 4.14 MPa m(1/2). The electrical conductivity of alumina-CNT nanocomposites is approximately ten times higher in comparison to the alumina-carbon black nanocomposites due to the fibrous nature and high aspect ratio of CNTs.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)s635-s637
JournalChemické listy
Issue numberSI
Publication statusPublished - 2011


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