Structural and mechanical aspects of multilayer graphene addition in alumina matrix composites–validation of computer simulation model

Marek Kostecki , Mateusz Grybczuk , Piotr Klimczyk , Tomasz Cygan , Jarosław Woźniak , Tomasz Wejrzanowski , Lucyna Jaworska , Jerzy Morgiel , Andrzej Olszyna


Since relationships between the structure and properties of ceramic-graphene composites are still not sufficiently defined, some numerical methods may facilitate the design of optimal material for new applications. In order to investigate such relationships, the methods for modelling the structure of composites with different sizes, shapes and spatial distributions of MLG (multilayer graphene) in the ceramic matrix have been developed. Using advanced methods of sintering SPS (Spark Plasma Sintering), two kinds of Al2O3 matrix composites were prepared with the participation of multilayer graphene flakes up to 2 wt.%. (3.56 vol.%). Studies of the microstructure and the basic mechanical properties suggesting a very strong impact of graphene flakes within a range of small volume additions. Thus there is a clear deterioration of the properties of composites with volume shares exceeding 1%, which may be due to changes of the graphene nanoplatelets and agglomerates shape.
Author Marek Kostecki ZMCP
Marek Kostecki,,
- Division of Ceramic Materials and Polymers
, Mateusz Grybczuk ZPM
Mateusz Grybczuk,,
- Division of Materials Design
, Piotr Klimczyk
Piotr Klimczyk,,
, Tomasz Cygan ZMCP
Tomasz Cygan,,
- Division of Ceramic Materials and Polymers
, Jarosław Woźniak ZMCP
Jarosław Woźniak,,
- Division of Ceramic Materials and Polymers
, Tomasz Wejrzanowski ZPM
Tomasz Wejrzanowski,,
- Division of Materials Design
, Lucyna Jaworska
Lucyna Jaworska,,
, Jerzy Morgiel
Jerzy Morgiel,,
, Andrzej Olszyna ZMCP
Andrzej Olszyna,,
- Division of Ceramic Materials and Polymers
Journal seriesJournal of the European Ceramic Society, ISSN 0955-2219
Issue year2016
Publication size in sheets0.5
Keywords in EnglishCeramics; Modeling; Microstructure; Alumina-graphene composite
Languageen angielski
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Score (nominal)50
ScoreMinisterial score = 50.0, 28-11-2017, ArticleFromJournal
Ministerial score (2013-2016) = 50.0, 28-11-2017, ArticleFromJournal
Publication indicators WoS Impact Factor: 2016 = 3.411 (2) - 2016=3.327 (5)
Citation count*11 (2018-02-15)
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