Fabrication of Cu dispersed Al2O3 nanocomposites using Al2O3/CuO and Al2O3/Cu-nitrate mixtures

Sung Tag Oh, Jai Sung Lee, Tohru Sekino, Koichi Niihara

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An optimum route to fabricate Al2O3/Cu nanocomposites with sound microstructure and improved mechanical properties was investigated. Two powder mixtures of alumina and CuO or Cu-nitrate were used to obtain alumina/5 vol% Cu composites. Microstructural investigations revealed that fine Cu particles, about 150 nm in diameter, were homogeneously distributed within the alumina matrix grains and at the grain boundaries.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2117-2120
Number of pages4
JournalScripta Materialia
Issue number8-9
Publication statusPublished - 2001 May 18


  • Fracture toughness
  • Microstructure
  • Nanocomposite
  • Sintering

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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