Effect of alloying elements on the interfacial bonding strength and electric conductivity of carbon nano-fiber reinforced Cu matrix composites

Sang Bok Lee, Katsuyuki Matsunaga, Yuichi Ikuhara, Sang Kwan Lee

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    Abstract

    The effect of strong carbide forming elements (Ti, Zr) in the Cu matrix on interfacial bonding and electric conductivity of CNF/Cu composites has been studied. The chemical bonding states of C/Cu interfaces were calculated by using the first-principles molecular orbital method, which showed that the presence of Ti or Zr in the interface layer strongly increases chemical bonding strength across the interface. The CNF/Cu composites with the alloying elements have been fabricated successfully by liquid infiltration process. Tensile strength of composites with additional element has been increased. However, Ti addition compared with Zr addition resulted in great loss of electric conductivity.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)778-781
    Number of pages4
    JournalMaterials Science and Engineering A
    Volume448-451
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2007 Mar 25

    Keywords

    • Carbon nano-fiber
    • Cu composite
    • Electric conductivity
    • Interfacial bonding
    • Liquid infiltration

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Materials Science(all)
    • Condensed Matter Physics
    • Mechanics of Materials
    • Mechanical Engineering

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