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Graphene-reinforced metal matrix composites: fabrication, properties, and challenges

Authors: Dongju Chen, Jia Li, Kun Sun, Jinwei Fan

Published in: The International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology | Issue 7-8/2023

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Abstract

The excellent mechanical and lubricant property make graphene an ideal enhanced phase for high-performance composites. Graphene metal matrix composites with good structural mechanical and tribological properties have a wide range of applications in aerospace, automotive, electronics, and biomedical fields. However, some problems exist in preparing high-performance metal matrix composites including poor wettability between graphene and metal matrix, and weak interfacial bonding strength. Efficient methods for preparing graphene metal matrix parts with high performance still need to be further developed. Meanwhile, the study of the tribological behavior of graphene-reinforced metal matrix composites is rather limited, and the poor wear resistance is a limiting factor for a wide range of applications. In this paper, the properties of graphene are reviewed and the applications of graphene are discussed with specific examples. The methods of preparing high-performance metal matrix composites are reviewed and the main challenges were analyzed, and the mechanical and tribological properties of graphene metal matrix composites are discussed with emphasis. The research directions and application trends of graphene metal matrix composites have been prospected.

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Metadata
Title
Graphene-reinforced metal matrix composites: fabrication, properties, and challenges
Authors
Dongju Chen
Jia Li
Kun Sun
Jinwei Fan
Publication date
01-02-2023
Publisher
Springer London
Published in
The International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology / Issue 7-8/2023
Print ISSN: 0268-3768
Electronic ISSN: 1433-3015
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1007/s00170-023-10886-4

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