EFFECT OF DISPERSED OXIDE (MGO, AL2O3) PHASES ON MICROSTRUCTURE EVOLUTION OF CU –BASED COMPOSITES

1,2 SZABÓ Juraj
Co-authors:
1 ĎURIŠINOVÁ Katarína 1 ĎURIŠIN Juraj
Institutions:
1 Institute of Materials Research of Slovak Academy of Sciences, Košice, Slovak Republic, EU
2 The Technical University of Kosice, Kosice, Slovak Republic, EU
Conference:
25th Anniversary International Conference on Metallurgy and Materials, Hotel Voronez I, Brno, Czech Republic, EU, May 25th - 27th 2016
Proceedings:
Proceedings 25th Anniversary International Conference on Metallurgy and Materials
Pages:
1540-1544
ISBN:
978-80-87294-67-3
ISSN:
2694-9296
Published:
14th December 2016
Proceedings of the conference were published in Web of Science and Scopus.
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Abstract

The study is centred on preparation and microstructural analysis of Cu composites containing different volume contents of secondary phases (MgO, Al2O3). The microstructure evolution is observed during the preparation of a nanocrystalline powder and after its processing into a compact. Effect of the dispersed oxide phases on preservation of the initial nanostructure is analyzed. The composites were prepared by thermo-chemical transformations of precursors (CuO+MgO, CuO+Al2O3) and mechanical milling followed by spark plasma sintering technique. The microstructure development of the powders during their preparation and subsequent compaction is characterized by metallographic observations and X-ray diffraction analysis. Mechanical properties were tested by micro and macro-hardness measurements. From the study follows that the Cu materials containing Al2O3dispersoid exhibit improved thermal stability and higher hardness values compared to the Cu materials dispersion strengthened by MgO particles.

Keywords: Dispersion strengthening, mechanical milling, X-ray diffraction analysis, thermal stability

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