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Materials 2009, 2(4), 2510-2525; doi:10.3390/ma2042510
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A Novel Fabrication Method for Functionally Graded Materials under Centrifugal Force: The Centrifugal Mixed-Powder Method

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Received: 10 November 2009; in revised form: 14 December 2009 / Accepted: 18 December 2009 / Published: 23 December 2009
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Composite Materials)
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Abstract: One of the fabrication methods for functionally graded materials (FGMs) is a centrifugal solid-particle method, which is an application of the centrifugal casting technique. However, it is the difficult to fabricate FGMs containing nano-particles by the centrifugal solid-particle method. Recently, we proposed a novel fabrication method, which we have named the centrifugal mixed-powder method, by which we can obtain FGMs containing nano-particles. Using this processing method, Cu-based FGMs containing SiC particles and Al-based FGMs containing TiO2 nano-particles on their surfaces have been fabricated. In this article, the microstructure and mechanical property of Cu/SiC and Al/TiO2 FGMs, fabricated by the centrifugal mixed-powder method are reviewed.
Keywords: Functionally Graded Material (FGM); centrifugal mixed-powder method; nano-particle; grindstone Functionally Graded Material (FGM); centrifugal mixed-powder method; nano-particle; grindstone
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Watanabe, Y.; Inaguma, Y.; Sato, H.; Miura-Fujiwara, E. A Novel Fabrication Method for Functionally Graded Materials under Centrifugal Force: The Centrifugal Mixed-Powder Method. Materials 2009, 2, 2510-2525.

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Watanabe Y, Inaguma Y, Sato H, Miura-Fujiwara E. A Novel Fabrication Method for Functionally Graded Materials under Centrifugal Force: The Centrifugal Mixed-Powder Method. Materials. 2009; 2(4):2510-2525.

Chicago/Turabian Style

Watanabe, Yoshimi; Inaguma, Yoshifumi; Sato, Hisashi; Miura-Fujiwara, Eri. 2009. "A Novel Fabrication Method for Functionally Graded Materials under Centrifugal Force: The Centrifugal Mixed-Powder Method." Materials 2, no. 4: 2510-2525.


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