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Alumina Matrix Composites with Non-Oxide Nanoparticle Addition and Enhanced Functionalities

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Joint Glass Centre of the Institute of Inorganic Chemistry, Slovak Academy of Sciences, Alexander Dubček University of Trenčín, Študentská 2, 91150 Trenčín, Slovak Republic
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Faculty of Chemical and Food Technology, Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava, Vazovova 5, 81243 Bratislava, Slovak Republic
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Nanomaterials 2015, 5(1), 115-143; https://doi.org/10.3390/nano5010115
Received: 18 December 2014 / Revised: 8 January 2015 / Accepted: 15 January 2015 / Published: 27 January 2015
The addition of SiC or TiC nanoparticles to polycrystalline alumina matrix has long been known as an efficient way of improving the mechanical properties of alumina-based ceramics, especially strength, creep, and wear resistance. Recently, new types of nano-additives, such as carbon nanotubes (CNT), carbon nanofibers (CNF), and graphene sheets have been studied in order not only to improve the mechanical properties, but also to prepare materials with added functionalities, such as thermal and electrical conductivity. This paper provides a concise review of several types of alumina-based nanocomposites, evaluating the efficiency of various preparation methods and additives in terms of their influence on the properties of composites. View Full-Text
Keywords: alumina-based nanocomposites; SiC; CNT; CNF; mechanical properties; functional properties alumina-based nanocomposites; SiC; CNT; CNF; mechanical properties; functional properties
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Galusek, D.; Galusková, D. Alumina Matrix Composites with Non-Oxide Nanoparticle Addition and Enhanced Functionalities. Nanomaterials 2015, 5, 115-143.

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