Carbon nanotubes (CNTs) possess significant potential for inducing multi-functionality to ceramics. In this work, CNTs were dispersed using DMF (Dimethylformamide). Alumina – CNT nanocomposites were sintered by using SPS (Spark Plasma Sintering). CNTs aided in rapid sintering of alumina nanocomposites by reducing sintering temperature. From Field-emission scanning electron microscopy, it was confirmed that CNTs significantly aided in reducing the grain size which resulted in superior strength and improved hardness for the alumina – CNT nanocomposites.
|Publication status||Published - 2008|
|Event||Gordon Research Conferences on Composites - Ventura, California, USA|
Duration: 1 Jan 2008 → …
|Conference||Gordon Research Conferences on Composites|
|Period||1/01/08 → …|