Al/C60 Nanocomposites Fabricated by High-Pressure Torsion

Hamed Asgharzadeh, Soo Hyun Joo, Hyoung Seop Kim

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Al-2 vol pct fullerene (C60) composites with relative densities of >0.98 are manufactured by high-pressure torsion of ball-milled powders under an applied pressure of 6 GPa. A considerable Al grain refinement to ~53 nm and a homogeneous distribution of fullerenes give rise to a very high hardness of 152 Hv and yield stress of 405 MPa. Nevertheless, the poor tensile ductility due to the low work-hardening rate is achieved.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1838-1842
Number of pages5
JournalMetallurgical and Materials Transactions A: Physical Metallurgy and Materials Science
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2015 May
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Metals and Alloys


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