|About this Abstract
||2017 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition
||Mechanical Behavior of Nanostructured Materials
||L-123: Aluminum with High Modulus and Superior Strength by Self-Dispersed TiC Nanoparticles
||Chezheng Cao, Abdolreza Javadi, Weiqing Liu, Xiaochun Li
|On-Site Speaker (Planned)
Light metals (e.g. Al) matrix nanocomposites have tremendous potentials for automotive, aerospace, and military applications as they could offer low density, high specific strength, good stiffness and excellent thermal stability. It is also of fundamental interest to study mechanical behavior of such nanostructure material. However, the incorporation and dispersion nanoelement below 10 nm into metal matrix is a long-standing challenge. Here we report a way to synthesis TiC nanoparticles less than 10 nm in motel salt and then incorporated the nanoparticles into molten aluminum. A uniform distribution and dispersion of high loading TiC through a self-dispersion mechanism is achieved. Mechanical properties tests show the nanocomposites offer high Young’s modulus and superior strength. This scalable approach paves a way to mass produce high performance metal matrix nanocomposite with nanoelements (particles, plates and tubes) below 10 nm for a wide range of applications.
||Planned: Supplemental Proceedings volume