Graphene Surface Reinforcement of Iron
AbstractGraphene is an ideal material in the reinforcement of metal-matrix composites owing to its outstanding mechanical and physical properties. Herein, we have investigated the surface enhancement of iron via a computational nanoindentation process using molecular dynamics simulations. The findings of our study show that graphene can enhance the critical yield strength, hardness and elastic modulus of the composite to different degrees with the change of the number of graphene layers. In the six tested models, the composite with trilayer graphene on the surface produces the strongest reinforcement, with an increased magnitude of 432.1% and 169.5% in the hardness and elastic modulus, respectively, compared with pure iron. Furthermore, it is revealed that high temperature could weaken the elastic bearing capacity of the graphene, resulting in a decrease on the elastic mechanical properties of the graphene/Fe composite. View Full-Text
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Wang, P.; Cao, Q.; Yan, Y.; Nie, Y.; Liu, S.; Peng, Q. Graphene Surface Reinforcement of Iron. Nanomaterials 2019, 9, 59.
Wang P, Cao Q, Yan Y, Nie Y, Liu S, Peng Q. Graphene Surface Reinforcement of Iron. Nanomaterials. 2019; 9(1):59.Chicago/Turabian Style
Wang, Pengjie; Cao, Qiang; Yan, Yuping; Nie, Yangtian; Liu, Sheng; Peng, Qing. 2019. "Graphene Surface Reinforcement of Iron." Nanomaterials 9, no. 1: 59.
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