Low-temperature synthesis of (TiC+Al 2O 3) reinforced al matrix composite based on self-combustion reaction

Jung Moo Lee, Su Hyeon Kim, Young Hee Cho, Je Woo Kim, Jae Chul Lee

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The formation of TiC and Al 2O 3 particles based on the self-combustion reaction of the Al-TiO 2-C-CuO system in an Al alloy melt was investigated. With an adequate amount of CuO in the system, a spontaneous reaction occurred within the Al alloy melt at 850°C and thereafter was self-maintained, producing an Al matrix composite reinforced with thermodynamically stable TiC and Al 2O 3Al 2O 3 particles. TiC and Al 2O 3 particles contributed to a considerable increase in the strength and stiffness, demonstrating the feasibility of this method as a practical application for structural parts.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1001-1004
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Korean Institute of Metals and Materials
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - 2011 Dec


  • In-situ reaction synthesis
  • Metal matrix composite
  • Self-combustion reaction

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Modelling and Simulation
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Metals and Alloys


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