Microstructure and mechanical properties for alumina/copper nanocomposites

Sung Tag Oh, Tohru Sekino, Koichi Niihara

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An optimum route to fabricate the Al2O3/Cu composite with sound microstructure and desired mechanical properties was investigated. The composite having a nano-sized Cu-dispersoid was successfully fabricated by controlled hot-pressing process using Al2O3 and CuO powder mixture as starting materials. The composite exhibited the maximum fracture strength as 819 MPa and enhanced toughness compared with monolithic Al2O3. The influence of processing condition and added Cu-phase upon the mechanical properties was discussed based on the observed microstructural characteristics.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)329-336
Number of pages8
JournalCeramic Engineering and Science Proceedings
Issue number3 A
Publication statusPublished - 1997
EventProceedings of the 1997 21st Annual Conference on Composites, Advanced Ceramics, Materials, and Structures-B - Cocoa, FL, USA
Duration: 1997 Jan 121997 Jan 16

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Materials Chemistry


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