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Nanomechanical Behavior of Multi-Walled Carbon Nanotubes Particulate Reinforced Aluminum Nanocomposites Prepared by Ball Milling

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Materials Synthesis and Characterization Laboratory, Institute of Advanced Technology, Universiti Putra Malaysia, 43400 Serdang, Malaysia
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Department of Physics, Faculty of Science, Universiti Putra Malaysia, 43400 Serdang, Malaysia
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Department of Chemical and Environmental Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Universiti Putra Malaysia, 43400 Serdang, Malaysia
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Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, University Putra Malaysia, 43400 Serdang, Malaysia
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Academic Editor: Jordi Sort
Materials 2016, 9(3), 140; https://doi.org/10.3390/ma9030140
Received: 12 December 2015 / Revised: 6 February 2016 / Accepted: 22 February 2016 / Published: 26 February 2016
The nanomechanical properties of carbon nanotubes particulate-reinforced aluminum matrix nanocomposites (Al-CNTs) have been characterized using nanoindentation. Bulk nanocomposite specimens containing 2 wt % multiwalled CNTs (MWCNTs) were synthesized by a combination of ball milling and powder metallurgy route. It has been tried to understand the correlation between microstructural evolution particularly carbon nanotubes (CNTs) dispersion during milling and mechanical properties of Al-2 wt % nanocomposites. Maximum enhancement of +23% and +44% has been found in Young’s modulus and hardness respectively, owing to well homogenous dispersion of CNTs within the aluminum matrix at longer milling time. View Full-Text
Keywords: nanocomposites; carbon nanotubes (CNTs); ball milling; nanoindentation nanocomposites; carbon nanotubes (CNTs); ball milling; nanoindentation
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Ostovan, F.; Matori, K.A.; Toozandehjani, M.; Oskoueian, A.; Yusoff, H.M.; Yunus, R.; Mohamed Ariff, A.H. Nanomechanical Behavior of Multi-Walled Carbon Nanotubes Particulate Reinforced Aluminum Nanocomposites Prepared by Ball Milling. Materials 2016, 9, 140.

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