Synthesis of Metal-Ceramic Nanocomposites by High-Pressure Infiltration


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A technique of preparation of novel nanocrystalline composites by infiltration of a liquid metal under high-pressure is presented. A porous nanocrystalline body is obtained by compacting nanosized powder of a high-hardness ceramic material under the pressure of 2-8 GPa. The molten metal penetrates into the open pores and crystallizes there upon cooling. As a result the second nano-phase is obtained. Practical aspects of the technique and some properties of the composites are discussed.



Solid State Phenomena (Volumes 101-102)

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K.J. Kurzydlowski and Z. Pakiela




S. Gierlotka et al., "Synthesis of Metal-Ceramic Nanocomposites by High-Pressure Infiltration", Solid State Phenomena, Vols. 101-102, pp. 157-164, 2005

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January 2005




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