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Title
A quantitative method to characterize the -formed interfacial reaction : the case study of MWCNT/Al composites
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Abstract
The Al4C3-formed interfacial reaction plays an important role in tuning the mechanical and thermal properties of carbon/aluminum (C/Al) composites reinforced with carbonaceous materials such as multi-wall carbon nanotube (MWCNT) and graphene nanosheet. In terms of the hydrolysis nature of Al4C3, an electrochemical dissolution method was developed to quantitatively characterize the extent of C/Al interfacial reaction, which involves dissolving the composite samples in alkaline solution first, then collecting and measuring the CH4 gas released by Al4C3 hydrolysis with a gas chromatograph. Through a case study with powder metallurgy fabricated 2.0 wt.% MWCNT/Al composites, the detectability limit of the proposed method is 0.4 wt.% Al4C3, corresponding to 5% extent of interfacial reaction with a measurement error of ± 3%. And then, with the already known MWCNT/Al reaction extent vs different sintering temperature and time, the reaction kinetics with an activation energy of 281 kJ mol− 1 was successfully derived. Therefore, this rapid, sensitive, accurate method supplies a useful tool to optimize the processing and properties of all kinds of C/Al composites via interface design/control.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Materials characterization. - New York
Publication
New York : 2016
ISSN
1044-5803
Volume/pages
112(2016), p. 213-218
ISI
000370109200026
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UAntwerpen
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Creation 11.01.2016
Last edited 15.05.2017
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