Microstructural Tailoring of Open-Pore Microcellular Aluminium by Replication Processing
The replication process is presented and discussed with emphasis on methods for microstructural tailoring of open-pore microcellular aluminium-based foams, highlighting methods it offers for control of principal foam mesostructural and microstructural parameters: pore volume fraction, pore shape, pore size(s), as well as the composition and microstructure of the metal making the foam.
Yukichi Umakoshi and Shinji Fujimoto
J.-F. Despois et al., "Microstructural Tailoring of Open-Pore Microcellular Aluminium by Replication Processing", Materials Science Forum, Vol. 512, pp. 281-288, 2006