The Influence of the Milling Environment on the Structure of a W-Cu Composite
This work reports an investigation about the influence of the environment of milling on the characteristics of the powders and on the structure and density of sintered samples made of these powders. Mixtures of composition W-30wt%Cu were milled for 51 hours in a high energy planetary mill in dry and wet (cyclohexane) conditions. The milled powders have composite particles. The powders were pressed and sintered at 1050º, 1150º and 1200°C under flowing hydrogen. The isothermal times were 0 minutes for the first two temperatures and 60 minutes for the latter. The samples reached around 95% of relative density. The powders were characterized by means of XRD and SEM. The sintered samples were characterized by means of SEM, optical microscopy and density measurement.
Lucio Salgado and Francisco Ambrozio Filho
F. A. Costa et al., "The Influence of the Milling Environment on the Structure of a W-Cu Composite", Materials Science Forum, Vols. 660-661, pp. 353-359, 2010