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Title: Composites with graphene as reinforcement
Authors: Surendranathan, A.O.
Issue Date: 2019
Citation: IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering, 2019, Vol.634, 1, pp.-
Abstract: In this paper, the developments in the area of graphene-reinforced composite have been reviewed. It also depicts the work guided by the author. In the work, WC powder with 6% cobalt (Co) and graphene (0.2%) in the form of graphene nanoplatelets (GPLs) was prepared by high energy rate ball milling and ultrasonification. The mixture was sintered using spark plasma sintering at 1250�C for 10 min. To study the effects of graphene reinforcement, the sample was analyzed for the physical (density), magnetic (coercivity, and magnetic saturation), microstructural (porosity) and mechanical properties (hardness, fracture toughness). Under Visual Inspection of the Spark Plasma Sintered (SPS) sample, the top surface showed more homogeneous distribution of the constituents than the bottom surface. The results of the surface measurements showed that the top and bottom surfaces have almost the same roughness. It was found that the SPS sample exceeded liquid phase sintered (LPS) specimens with respect to hardness and fracture toughness values. The coercive force was found to be higher for the LPS sample whereas the saturation magnetization value was found to be higher for the SPS sintered specimen. The density value is higher for the LPS sintered specimen. The presence of pores is seen in the back scattered electron (BSE) image. There was certain amount carbon pick up from the graphite die used in SPS. There was uniform distribution of the cobalt binder. The x-ray diffraction pattern for the SPS sintered sample indicates the presence of WC, Co and GNP. � 2019 IOP Publishing Ltd. All rights reserved.
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