Spark Plasma Sintering (SPS) of ceramic – carbon nanotube nanocomposites

Fawad Inam, Haixue Yan, Michael Reece, Ton Peijs

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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.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2008
EventGordon Research Conferences on Composites - Ventura, California, USA
Duration: 1 Jan 2008 → …


ConferenceGordon Research Conferences on Composites
Period1/01/08 → …
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