Characterization of Al Matrix SiC Reinforced Sub-Micron Composites Produced by Mechanical AlloyingDagasan E1*, Gercekcioglu E2 and Unalan S2
- *Corresponding Author:
- Dagasan E
Department of Materials Science and Engineering
Erciyes University, Engineering Faculty
38039 Kayseri, Turkey
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Received Date: March 17, 2017; Accepted Date: March 28, 2017; Published Date: April 05, 2017
Citation: Dagasan E, Gercekcioglu E, Unalan S (2017) Characterization of Al Matrix SiC Reinforced Sub-Micron Composites Produced by Mechanical Alloying. J Powder Metall Min 6: 164. doi:10.4172/2168-9806.1000164
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In this study, properties of the aluminum matrix silicon carbide reinforced sub-micron composite powders produced by mechanical alloying were investigated. High purity Al and SiC powders were used as initial powders. To investigate the effect of SiC quantity 5, 10, 15 and 20% weight ratio of SiC particles were added to the aluminum matrix. Milling operations were conducted at 250 rpm under high purity argon atmosphere for 120 h by planetary type ball mill. Milling balls and vial were made of tungsten carbide. The milling system stopped for by various time intervals and samples were taken from the powder mixture. After milling operations taken samples were analyzed by SEM, XRD and BET surface area and porosity measurement systems.