Spark Plasma Sintering Behavior and Heat Dissipation Characteristics of the Aluminum Matrix Composite Materials with the Contents of Graphite

흑연 함량에 따른 알루미늄 기지 복합재료의 방전플라즈마소결 거동 및 방열 특성

  • Received : 2016.06.01
  • Accepted : 2016.06.17
  • Published : 2016.06.28


Composite materials consisting of pure aluminum matrix reinforced with different amounts of graphite particles are successfully fabricated by mechanical ball milling and spark plasma sintering (SPS) processes. The shrinkage rates of the composite powders vary with the amount of graphite particles and the lowest shrinkage value is observed for the composite with the highest amount of graphite particles. The current slopes of time increase with increase in the amount of graphite particles whereas the current slopes of temperature show the opposite trend. The highest thermal conductivity is achieved for the composite with the least amount of graphite particles. Therefore, the thermal properties of the composite materials can be controlled by controlling the amount of the graphite particles during the SPS process.


Aluminum;Graphite;Spark Plasma Sintering;Thermal Conductivity;Coefficient of thermal expansion (CTE)


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