Preparation and Characterization of Different Composition Mg-Cu Tapes
Tape casting was used for the preparation of Mg-Cu systems density graded materials. A series of tapes with uniform compositions ranging from 100wt% Cu to 100wt% Mg were fabricated with sufficient strength to be handled during the post-processing stage. The effect of the tape casting process parameters on the properties of the tape were studied, such as the composition of the Mg-Cu and the solid loading. The rheology of the slurry of different Mg-Cu composition for tape casting was characterized by viscosity. The tapes characterized by microstructure, thickness and bulk density were outlined. The results demonstrated that the different Mg-Cu composition slurry with well-dispersed, high stability, certain solid loading from 45 ~70 wt% were obtained. The viscosity of the slurry and the density of the green tapes were increased with the increasing of the content of Mg. The thickness of tapes of compositions ranging from 100wt% Cu to 100wt% Mg with certain strength could be achieved 68-110μm and the density of the tapes was 0.74-2.42g/cm3. For 100wt% Cu tapes, when the solid loading was 68wt%, the high density tape was produced. The tapes with different thickness, density and different Mg-Cu compositions were obtained.
Wei Pan and Jianghong Gong
J. Li et al., "Preparation and Characterization of Different Composition Mg-Cu Tapes", Key Engineering Materials, Vols. 434-435, pp. 518-521, 2010