Al-C nanocomposites consolidated by back pressure equal channel angular pressing

S. Goussous, W. Xu, X. Wu, K. Xia*

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Carbon nanoparticles in the form of carbon black were mixed with pure Al particles and consolidated using severe plastic deformation to produce Al-C nanocomposites. The Al particles were mixed with 2 and 5 wt.% C particles, respectively, by mechanical milling. The mixed powders were consolidated at 400 °C by equal channel angular pressing with the application of a back pressure into fully dense bulk composite materials. The nanoscaled C particles were well dispersed in the Al matrix, resulting in significantly higher strength as well as good plasticity in the nanocomposites.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1997-2001
Number of pages5
JournalComposites Science and Technology
Issue number11-12
Publication statusPublished - Sept 2009
Externally publishedYes


  • A. Metal-matrix composites
  • A. Nanocomposites
  • E. Powder processing
  • Equal channel angular pressing
  • Mechanical milling


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