Recent advances in aluminium matrix composites reinforced with graphene-based nanomaterial: A critical review

Lava Kumar, P. and Lombardi, A. and Murty, B S and et al, . (2022) Recent advances in aluminium matrix composites reinforced with graphene-based nanomaterial: A critical review. Progress in Materials Science, 128 (100948). pp. 1-95. ISSN 0079-6425

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In recent years, aluminium (Al) matrix reinforced with graphene-based nanomaterial (GN) composites (AGNCs) have emerged as a potential candidate for various applications due to their lightweight combined with excellent mechanical, tribological, thermal, and electrical properties. This paper is intended to provide a comprehensive and critical review of the state-of-the-art research activities related to the processing, properties, and applications of AGNCs. The review begins by highlighting the need for “lightweighting” and AGNCs, followed by a short introduction to the structure and properties of GNs. It covers the current challenges in the processing of AGNCs, such as low wettability, interfacial reactions, and agglomeration of GNs. Different consolidation and post-processing techniques used for the fabrication of AGNCs are also presented. Subsequently, the effect of GN addition on properties of AGNCs is critically reviewed. Different micromechanical models used for quantifying the strengthening of AGNCs aided by various strengthening mechanisms are also elucidated. More importantly, based on the reported properties, the potential and promising applications of AGNCs in various industries, such as automobile, aerospace, space, electrical, electronics, and energy systems, have been proposed. Afterwards, the current understanding of AGNCs is thoroughly summarized. Finally, directions for future research in the field of AGNCs have been suggested. © 2022 Elsevier Ltd.

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Murty, B S
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Additional Information: This work was supported by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) [grant number 416-351- 947]. Lava Kumar would like to thank Dr. Satish Idury (Malla Reddy Engineering College, Hyderabad, India) for his constructive discussions and critical examination of the manuscript.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Aluminium, Applications, Graphene, Mechanical properties, Nanocomposites, Processing
Subjects: Others > Metallurgy Metallurgical Engineering
Materials Engineering > Materials engineering
Divisions: Department of Material Science Engineering
Depositing User: . LibTrainee 2021
Date Deposited: 22 Jun 2022 10:25
Last Modified: 28 Jun 2022 06:26
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