Anisotropic mechanical and functional properties of graphene-based alumina matrix nanocomposites

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Celik Y., Celik A., Flahaut E., Suvaci E.

JOURNAL OF THE EUROPEAN CERAMIC SOCIETY, vol.36, no.8, pp.2075-2086, 2016 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 36 Issue: 8
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.jeurceramsoc.2016.02.032
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.2075-2086
  • Keywords: Anisotropy, Graphene platelets/Al2O3 nanocomposites, Mechanical properties, Electrical conductivity, Thermal conductivity, THERMAL-PROPERTIES, FRACTURE-TOUGHNESS, CARBON NANOTUBES, ELECTRICAL-PROPERTIES, MICROSTRUCTURE, CONDUCTIVITY, PERCOLATION
  • Anadolu University Affiliated: Yes


Graphene platelets (GPLs) containing Al2O3 nanocomposites, which exhibit anisotropic microstructure, have been prepared by spark plasma sintering (SPS), and effects of this anisotropy on mechanical, electrical and thermal properties of the nanocomposites have been investigated. 3 vol.% GPLs addition into monolithic Al2O3 caused fracture toughness (K-IC) to increase by 26.7% in the in-plane direction and to decrease by 17.2% in the through thickness direction. K-IC started to decrease in the in-plane direction and to increase in the through-thickness direction with further increase in the GPLs amount. The electrical conductivity of the nanocomposites exhibited a slight anisotropy with a lower resistivity in the in-plane direction. Oriented GPLs also led to a less resistive heat conduction path in the in-plane direction. similar to 44% increase in the in-plane thermal conductivity was achieved at 600 degrees C with 15 vol.% GPLs addition into the monolithic Al2O3 and this resulted in similar to 52% increase in the k(in-plane)/k(through-thickness) ratio. (C) 2016 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.