Synthesis of Cu–W Nanocomposite by High-Energy Ball Milling
The Cu–W bulk nanocomposites of different compositions were successfully synthesized by high-energy ball milling of elemental powders. The nanocrystalline nature of the Cu–W composite powder is confirmed by X-ray diffraction analysis, transmission electron microscopy, and atomic force microscopy. The Cu–W nanocomposite powder could be sintered at 300–400 °C below the sintering temperature of the un-milled Cu–W powders. The Cu–W nanocomposites showed superior densification and hardness than that of un-milled Cu–W composites. The nanocomposites also have three times higher hardness to resistivity ratio in comparison to Oxygen free high conductivity copper.
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Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: 2007-07-01
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