Carbon Nanotubes and Graphene Reinforced Metal Matrix Composites

A special issue of Ceramics (ISSN 2571-6131).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (25 February 2021) | Viewed by 549

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Guest Editor
School of Engineering, RMIT University, Melbourne, VIC 3001, Australia
Interests: carbon nanomaterials; metallic biomaterials; metal matrix composites; metal additive manufacturing; powder metallurgy; coatings; light metals

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Carbon Nexus, Institute for Frontier Materials, Deakin University, Geelong, VIC 3216, Australia
Interests: carbon; composite; sustainability; circular economy; advanced materials; nanomaterials

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Existing monolithic ceramic materials exhibit severe brittleness and therefore advocate research on new nanomaterials and manufacturing technologies to overcome such inherent limitations so that they can be considered for various engineering applications because of their other excellent properties. Nevertheless, overcoming the brittle characteristics of ceramics has remained one of the primary challenges in the ceramic industry. One of the potential approaches is to tailor the microstructure of ceramics at nanometer level, which is now considered a leading research frontier in the field of ceramics. This can be done by reinforcing these materials with existing carbon nanomaterials such as carbon nanotubes (CNTs) and graphene nanoplatelets (GNPs). Recent research on these promising carbon nanomaterials has shown their exceptional mechanical behavior and outstanding multifunctional features, which are currently being investigated for variety of engineering applications across the aerospace, automotive, petrochemical, and biomedical industries. Different grades of CNTs (single-walled, multi-walled) can be used in brittle ceramics to improve their toughness, strength, and electrical and thermal conductivities. Similarly, GNPs possess impressive thermal, mechanical, and electrical properties that can be manipulated in advanced engineering applications. Therefore, this topic will help researchers to summarize the latest development in utilization of these materials for advanced engineering applications in these different industrial sectors.

Dr. Khurram Munir
Dr. Kamyar Shirvanimoghaddam
Guest Editors

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Keywords

  • Ceramics
  • Carbon nanomaterials
  • Carbon nanotubes
  • Graphene
  • Mechanical behavior
  • Strengthening mechanisms

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