Mechanical and Physical Properties of Nano-Metals
|Periodical||Materials Science Forum (Volumes 654 - 656)|
|Edited by||Jian-Feng Nie and Allan Morton|
|Citation||Małgorzata Lewandowska et al., 2010, Materials Science Forum, 654-656, 1110|
|Online since||June, 2010|
|Authors||Małgorzata Lewandowska, Andrzej Zagorski, Krzysztof J. Kurzydłowski|
|Keywords||Corrosion Resistance, Fatigue, Mechanical Property, Nano Metal, Physical Properties|
In the present work, an extensive research program has been undertaken to characterise a wide spectrum of properties of nano-metals. In particular, the effect of grain refinement on such properties as fatigue, corrosion and wear resistance, conductivity and thermal stability has been studied for various nano-metals (aluminium, copper and iron alloys). The results have revealed that nano-grain refinement also improves physical properties of single phase metals. A disadvantageous effect of large (micron sized) particles, which do not undergo refinement during the processing, has been also recognized.