Uniform Dispersion of Nanoparticles in Metal Matrix Nanocomposites Conference Paper uri icon


  • The dispersion of nanoparticles in metal matrices is crucial for the performance of the metal matrix nanocomposites (MMNCs). Uniformly dispersing nanoparticles into the metal matrix is still a great challenge. This paper demonstrates that a uniform dispersion of Al2O3nanoparticles in an A206 alloy matrix is achieved by a combination of liquid state ultrasonic processing and solid state friction stir processing. The results obtained in this work provide a general methodology to uniformly disperse nanoparticles into metal matrix nanocomposites, paving the way for development of metal matrix nanocomposites with superior properties.

published proceedings

  • TMS Annual Meeting

author list (cited authors)

  • Chen, L. Y., Choi, H., Fehrenbacher, A., Xu, J. Q., Ma, C., & Li, X. C.

citation count

  • 4

complete list of authors

  • Chen, LY||Choi, H||Fehrenbacher, A||Xu, JQ||Ma, C||Li, XC

publication date

  • January 2012