Fabrication of Copper-Graphite Multifilamentary Composite Wire by Severe Plastic Deformation Microstructures and Electrical Properties
Copper-carbon composites (where carbon can be graphite, carbon-fibers, fullerenes and carbon nanotubes) are used and under investigations for various applications. The reported manufacturing methods are diverse, but, to our best knowledge, no process is available to fabricate a multifilamentary Copper-Graphite wire with a large number of graphite filaments. We describe a new processing route, which allows the fabrication of such composite by severe plastic deformation. The resulting microstructures and electrical properties are presented and discussed.
A. Guillet et al., "Fabrication of Copper-Graphite Multifilamentary Composite Wire by Severe Plastic Deformation Microstructures and Electrical Properties", Materials Science Forum, Vols. 503-504, pp. 817-822, 2006