Paper Title:
Preparation and Characterisation of Open-Cell Microporous Nickel
  Abstract

In the present study, nickel foams with an open cell microporous structure were fabricated by the so-called space-holding particle sintering method, which included the adding of a particulate polymeric material (PMMA). The average pore size of the nickel foams approximated 10.5 μm; and the porosity ranged from 70 % to 80 %. The porous characteristics of the nickel foams were observed using scanning electron microscopy and the mechanical properties were evaluated using compressive tests. For comparison, nickel foams with an open-cell macroporous structure (pore size approximately 1.3 mm) were also presented. Results indicated that the nickel foams with a microporous structure possess enhanced mechanical properties than those with a macroporous structure.

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Materials Science Forum (Volumes 539-543)
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T. Chandra, K. Tsuzaki, M. Militzer , C. Ravindran
Pages
1833-1838
DOI
10.4028/www.scientific.net/MSF.539-543.1833
Citation
Y. Yamada, T. Banno, Z. K. Xie, Y. C. Li, C. E. Wen, "Preparation and Characterisation of Open-Cell Microporous Nickel", Materials Science Forum, Vols. 539-543, pp. 1833-1838, 2007
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March 2007
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