Nanotechnology Now

Our NanoNews Digest Sponsors





Heifer International

Wikipedia Affiliate Button


android tablet pc

Home > Press > Iran's Nano Scientists Improve Fricative Properties of Aluminum Alloys

Abstract:
Iranian researchers at Isfahan University of Technology improved the fricative properties of mostly-used aluminum alloys through a novel method by using nanocomposites.

Iran's Nano Scientists Improve Fricative Properties of Aluminum Alloys

Iran | Posted on November 23rd, 2010

"Al2024 alloy is known as one of the most used aluminum alloys, especially in aerospace industry. However, it does not have desirable fricative properties just like other aluminum alloys. We improved the properties of the alloy by creating a nanocomposite layer on its surface," Babak Zahmatkesh, one of the researchers, told the news service of Iran Nanotechnology Initiative Council's website.

After preliminary studies, the researchers designed an appropriate tool for the friction stir process and optimized the parameters of the process. Then, they produced Al-10% Al2O3 nanocomposite powder through mechanical alloying and applied the powder on the surface of the base metal during a plasma heat spraying process.

The combination of plasma heat spraying process and friction stir process used in this research solves the problems in the previous methods during the coating with strengthening particles.

In the previous methods, there were observed various problems such as severe aggregation, impossibility of the extension of the strengthened zone on the plate surface, non-homogeneity in the thickness of the strengthening layer, formation of pores and limitations in the thickness of the strengthened layer.

"The results show that the strengthening particles have diffused homogeneously into the sub-layer and the average thickness of the nanocomposite layer is 600 micrometers," Eng Zahmatkesh said about the results obtained in the research.

"In addition, the nanocomposite sample has a higher resistance against friction in comparison with the base metal to the extent that the amounts of weight reduction at the end of the friction experiment (1000 m) were 37.7 mg for the base metal and only 4 mg for the nanocomposite sample. The results of micro-resistance test show a noticeable increase in the hardness of nanocomposite compared to that of the base metal," he added.

####

For more information, please click here

Copyright © FARS

If you have a comment, please Contact us.

Issuers of news releases, not 7th Wave, Inc. or Nanotechnology Now, are solely responsible for the accuracy of the content.

Bookmark:
Delicious Digg Newsvine Google Yahoo Reddit Magnoliacom Furl Facebook

Related News Press

News and information

The International Space Elevator Consortium (ISEC) is proud to announce the 2014 Space Elevator Conference! This annual event will be held at the Museum of Flight in Seattle, Washington from Friday, August 22nd through Sunday, August 24th August 19th, 2014

KaSAM-2014 International Conference (September 7-10, 2014, Kathmandu, Nepal) August 19th, 2014

Success in Intracellular Imaging of Cesium Distribution in Plants Used for Cesium Absorption August 19th, 2014

Electrical engineers take major step toward photonic circuits: Team invents non-metallic metamaterial that enables them to 'compress' and contain light August 19th, 2014

Academic/Education

SEMATECH and Newly Merged SUNY CNSE/SUNYIT Launch New Patterning Center to Further Advance Materials Development: Center to Provide Access to Critical Tools that Support Semiconductor Technology Node Development August 7th, 2014

Oxford Instruments Asylum Research and the Center for Nanoscale Systems at Harvard University Present a Workshop on AFM Nanomechanical and Nanoelectrical Characterization, Aug. 21-22 August 6th, 2014

University of Manchester selects Anasys AFM-IR for coatings and corrosion research July 30th, 2014

Haydale Announces Collaboration Agreement with Swansea University’s Welsh Centre for Printing and Coatings (WCPC) July 12th, 2014

Materials/Metamaterials

Promising Ferroelectric Materials Suffer From Unexpected Electric Polarizations: Brookhaven Lab scientists find surprising locked charge polarizations that impede performance in next-gen materials that could otherwise revolutionize data-driven devices August 18th, 2014

Nano Bonds Increase Raw Strength of Fireproof Concretes August 18th, 2014

Molecular engineers record an electron's quantum behavior August 14th, 2014

Scientists fold RNA origami from a single strand: RNA origami is a new method for organizing molecules on the nanoscale. Using just a single strand of RNA, this technique can produce many complicated shapes. August 14th, 2014

Announcements

Сalculations with Nanoscale Smart Particles August 19th, 2014

Life on Mars? Implications of a newly discovered mineral-rich structure August 19th, 2014

Harris & Harris Group Letter to Shareholders on Website August 19th, 2014

Electrical engineers take major step toward photonic circuits: Team invents non-metallic metamaterial that enables them to 'compress' and contain light August 19th, 2014

Aerospace/Space

The International Space Elevator Consortium (ISEC) is proud to announce the 2014 Space Elevator Conference! This annual event will be held at the Museum of Flight in Seattle, Washington from Friday, August 22nd through Sunday, August 24th August 19th, 2014

Life on Mars? Implications of a newly discovered mineral-rich structure August 19th, 2014

National Space Society Calls For Less US Dependence On Russian Space Technology July 15th, 2014

Motorized Miniature Screw-Actuator Provides 20 nm Resolution, Based on Piezo Effect July 8th, 2014

NanoNews-Digest
The latest news from around the world, FREE



  Premium Products
NanoNews-Custom
Only the news you want to read!
 Learn More
NanoTech-Transfer
University Technology Transfer & Patents
 Learn More
NanoStrategies
Full-service, expert consulting
 Learn More














ASP
Nanotechnology Now Featured Books




NNN

The Hunger Project







© Copyright 1999-2014 7th Wave, Inc. All Rights Reserved PRIVACY POLICY :: CONTACT US :: STATS :: SITE MAP :: ADVERTISE