Properties of Cu-TiB2 Composites Fabricated by In-Situ Liquid Melt Mixing Process
A Cu-TiB2 composite was successfully fabricated by in-situ liquid mixing process, and its microstructure, mechanical properties as well as electrical conductivity were evaluated. For Cu-2vol.%TiB2 composite, the hardness was as high as 5GPa and the Young’s modulus was 130GPa. And hardness and Young’s modulus of Cu-6vol.%TiB2 composite was 5.6Gpa and 138GPa, respectively. With the increase of the TiB2 content, hardness and Young’s modulus of Cu-10vol.%TiB2 composite were 20 and 12%, respectively, which was higher than that of Cu-2vol.%TiB2 composite. Young’s modulus of the Cu-TiB2 composite in this paper was in good agreement with the prediction by Hashin-Shtrikman (H-S) model. Furthermore, the electrical conductivity of the Cu-TiB2 composite showed its maximum value of about 78%IACS and decreased with the increase of the TiB2.
T. Chandra, K. Tsuzaki, M. Militzer and C. Ravindran
J.H. Yun et al., "Properties of Cu-TiB2 Composites Fabricated by In-Situ Liquid Melt Mixing Process", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 15-17, pp. 215-219, 2007