Phase Analysis of Mechanically Alloyed In Situ Copper-Tungsten Carbide Composite
An in-situ composite of copper and tungsten carbide powder was prepared by mechanical alloying of elemental powder. The sample has been milled in a high-energy ball mill for 20 h at different milling speed i.e. 100, 200, 300 and 400 rpm in an argon atmosphere. Investigations in terms of microstructural features and phase constitution of in-situ composites powder were performed by X-ray diffraction (XRD) and scanning electron microscopy (SEM). At higher milling speed, W2C is found to be precipitated with a small amount of WC was formed. Crystallite size of copper is reducing while internal strain is increasing with increasing milling speed.
Zainal Arifin Ahmad, Muhd Ambar Yarmo, Fauziah Haji Abdul Aziz, Dr. Meor Yusoff Meor Sulaiman, Badrol Ahmad, Khairul Nizar Ismail, Nik Akmar Rejab
Z. Hussain et al., "Phase Analysis of Mechanically Alloyed In Situ Copper-Tungsten Carbide Composite", Advanced Materials Research, Vol. 173, pp. 67-71, 2011