Processing of Boron Carbide-Aluminum Composites

  title={Processing of Boron Carbide-Aluminum Composites},
  author={Danny C. Halverson and Aleksander J. Pyzik and Anil Aksay and William E. Snowden},
The processing problems associated with boron carbide and the limitations of its mechanical properties can be significantly reduced when a metal phase (e.g., aluminum) is added. Lower densification temperatures and higher fracture toughness will result. Based on fundamental capillarity thermodynamics, reaction thermodynamics, and densification kinetics, we have established reliable criteria for fabricating B4C-AI particulate composites. Because chemical reactions cannot be eliminated, it is… CONTINUE READING
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