Improved wear properties of magnesium matrix composite with the addition of fullerene using semi powder metallurgy


TURAN M. E. , SUN Y. , AKGÜL Y.

FULLERENES NANOTUBES AND CARBON NANOSTRUCTURES, cilt.26, ss.130-136, 2018 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 26 Konu: 2
  • Basım Tarihi: 2018
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1080/1536383x.2017.1414804
  • Dergi Adı: FULLERENES NANOTUBES AND CARBON NANOSTRUCTURES
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.130-136

Özet

The present study aims to fabricate fullerene (C60) reinforced magnesium matrix composite via semi powder metallurgy in hot press system under high purity argon atmosphere. Improvement of wear resistance of pure magnesium with the addition of fullerene is also aimed with this study. Hardness and wear tests at room temperature were performed to investigate the mechanical effect of fullerene nanoparticles. Microstructures of fabricated composites were characterized using Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM). Results clearly show that hardness performance was improved up to 0.5wt. % fullerene addition directly. A uniform distribution was also achieved according to the mapping and line EDX analysis for the lower content of fullerene. Agglomeration of fullerene was observed for 1wt. % reinforced composite. Wear performances of pure magnesium were also improved when harder fullerene reinforcements incorporated into the matrix. Abrasion and oxidation were main wear mechanism for unreinforced and fullerene reinforced composites. Enhancement of hardness and wear performances might be attributed to the high specific surface area of fullerene and achievement of uniform distribution of reinforcement in magnesium matrix.