Copper based composites reinforced with carbon nanofibers

E. Neubauer, M. Kitzmantel, C. Eisenmenger-Sittner, I. Smid, P. Angerer

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Abstract

Carbon nanofibers are a promising reinforcement for copper based composites. The high thermal conductivity of carbon nanofibers (up to 2000 W/mK) is expected to improve the thermal properties of the composite material. The lack of any interfacial reaction between copper and carbon requires either a pretreatment of the nanofibers and/or modification of the matrix (e.g. via alloying). The influence of both possibilities on the thermal performance (thermal diffusivity/conductivity and Coefficient of Thermal Expansion) of the material is shown. In addition microstructural analyses are carried out in order to assess the nanofiber distribution and the quality of the interface.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAdvances in Powder Metallurgy and Particulate Materials - 2007, Proceedings of the 2007 International Conference on Powder Metallurgy and Particulate Materials, PowderMet 2007
Pages91-99
Number of pages9
StatePublished - Dec 1 2007
Event2007 International Conference on Powder Metallurgy and Particulate Materials, PowderMet 2007 - Denver, CO, United States
Duration: May 13 2007May 16 2007

Publication series

NameAdvances in Powder Metallurgy and Particulate Materials - 2007, Proceedings of the 2007 International Conference on Powder Metallurgy and Particulate Materials, PowderMet 2007

Other

Other2007 International Conference on Powder Metallurgy and Particulate Materials, PowderMet 2007
CountryUnited States
CityDenver, CO
Period5/13/075/16/07

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Metals and Alloys
  • Surfaces and Interfaces

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Neubauer, E., Kitzmantel, M., Eisenmenger-Sittner, C., Smid, I., & Angerer, P. (2007). Copper based composites reinforced with carbon nanofibers. In Advances in Powder Metallurgy and Particulate Materials - 2007, Proceedings of the 2007 International Conference on Powder Metallurgy and Particulate Materials, PowderMet 2007 (pp. 91-99). (Advances in Powder Metallurgy and Particulate Materials - 2007, Proceedings of the 2007 International Conference on Powder Metallurgy and Particulate Materials, PowderMet 2007).