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Multi-layer graphene reinforced aluminum - Manufacturing of high strength composite by friction stir alloying

Dixit, Saurabh and Mahata, Avik and Mahapatra, D Roy and Kailas, Satish V and Chattopadhyaya, K (2018) Multi-layer graphene reinforced aluminum - Manufacturing of high strength composite by friction stir alloying. In: COMPOSITES PART B-ENGINEERING, 136 . pp. 63-71.

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Abstract

The paper reports manufacturing of a multi-layer graphene embedded composite of aluminium alloys by direct exfoliation of graphite into graphene with the help of Friction Stir Alloying (FSA). The formation of this nano composite and optimization of the process parameters led to an approximately two-fold increase in the strength, without loss in ductility, due to the dispersion of the graphene in aluminium. The manufacturing process is scalable and cost effective as it uses graphite powder and aluminium sheets as the raw materials. The presence of graphene layers in the metal matrix was confirmed using Raman spectroscopy as well as TEM. The graphene sheet thickness was measured using AFM after extracting it from the composite. Molecular dynamic simulation results reveal the evolution of newer structures and defects that have resulted in the enhanced properties of the nano-composite. These findings open up newer possibilities toward efficient and scalable manufacturing of high strength high-ductility metal matrix based graphene nano-composites.

Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: Copy right for the article belong to ELSEVIER SCI LTD, THE BOULEVARD, LANGFORD LANE, KIDLINGTON, OXFORD OX5 1GB, OXON, ENGLAND
Department/Centre: Division of Mechanical Sciences > Aerospace Engineering(Formerly Aeronautical Engineering)
Division of Mechanical Sciences > Mechanical Engineering
Division of Mechanical Sciences > Materials Engineering (formerly Metallurgy)
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Date Deposited: 08 Mar 2018 19:09
Last Modified: 08 Mar 2018 19:09
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/59111

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