Influence of Space Environment on the Properties of Diamond/Cu Composites

  • Zhongnan Xie
  • Hong GuoEmail author
  • Ximin Zhang
Conference paper
Part of the Springer Proceedings in Physics book series (SPPHY, volume 217)


In this paper, several space environmental simulation tests, including particle irradiation and thermal cycling were carried out on the Diamond/Cu composites. The properties and microstructure of composites before and after different environmental effects were compared. The results show that the thermal conductivity of the composites is above 600 W/mK and the change amplitude is less than 5% after the space environment simulation tests. The bending strength is higher than 400 MPa after space environmental simulation tests, and the bending strength is increased by about 15% after particle irradiation. After the space environment test, the Diamond/Cu composite still maintains good thermal physical properties and mechanical properties, which meet the requirements of the space environment.


Space environment Diamond/Cu composites Thermal conductivity Bending strength 



The authors would like to acknowledge the financial support from the Ministry of Science & Technology of China (the National Key Research and Development Program of China No. 2016YFB0301402).


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.General Research Institute for Nonferrous MetalsBeijingChina
  2. 2.National Engineering Research Center for Nonferrous Metals CompositesBeijingChina

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