PROCESSING AND CHARACTERIZATION OF MG-3 % AL / GRAPHENE NANOCOMPOSITE

1 KUMAR Pravir
Co-authors:
1,2 KUJUR Milli Suchita 1 MALLICK Ashis 2 TUN Khin Sandar 2 GUPTA Manoj
Institutions:
1 Indian Institute of Technology (ISM), Department of Mechanical Engineering, Dhanbad – 826004, India
2 National University of Singapore, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Singapore 117576, Singapore
Conference:
26th International Conference on Metallurgy and Materials, Hotel Voronez I, Brno, Czech Republic, EU, May 24th - 26th 2017
Proceedings:
Proceedings 26th International Conference on Metallurgy and Materials
Pages:
1513-1518
ISBN:
978-80-87294-79-6
ISSN:
2694-9296
Published:
9th January 2018
Proceedings of the conference were published in Web of Science and Scopus.
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Abstract

In this work, Mg-3 % Al alloy was reinforced by graphene nano-plates using powder metallurgy technique including microwave sintering and hot extrusion. Graphene nano-plates were synthesised using modified Hummer’s method. Raman test and FESEM analyses were carried out to confirm the formation of graphene nano-plates. The powders of Mg and 3 wt.% Al were mixed with graphene nano-plates. The microstructural characterization of the bulk composite revealed a reasonably uniform distribution of the graphene nano-plates in the matrix. The EDX result showed the presence of aluminium in the composite, while XRD result revealed that the aluminium powder completely dissolves and makes a solid solution of Mg and Al. An attempt is made to correlate the microstructural characteristics with the mechanical response of the monolithic and composite samples.

Keywords: Magnesium, graphene nanoplates, microstructure, mechanical properties

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