Journal of Materials Science

, Volume 52, Issue 14, pp 8618–8629 | Cite as

Carbon nanotube reinforced aluminum matrix composites produced by spark plasma sintering

Original Paper


Spark plasma sintering (SPS) has been recognized, in the recent past, as a very useful method to produce metal matrix composites with enhanced mechanical and wear properties. Obviously, the materials final properties are strongly related to the reinforcement types and percentages as well as to the processing parameters employed during synthesis. The present paper analyses the effect of 0.5 and 1% of carbon nanotubes (CNTs) addition on the mechanical and microstructural behavior of Al-based metal matrix composites produced via SPS. The results show that the carbon nanotubes addition results in an increase in porosity and an increase in strength with respect to pure SPSed aluminum.


Carbon Nanotubes Spark Plasma Sinter Aluminum Particle Aluminum Matrix Aluminum Powder 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Innovation EngineeringUniversity of SalentoLecceItaly
  2. 2.Young Researchers and Elite club, Neyshabur BranchIslamic Azad UniversityTehranIslamic Republic of Iran
  3. 3.Young Researchers and Elite Club, Marvdasht BranchIslamic Azad UniversityMarvdashtIslamic Republic of Iran

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