Two-dimensional graphene nanoplatelets with unique electrical, mechanical and thermophysical characteristics are considered as an interesting reinforcement to develop new lightweight, high-strength, and high-performance metal matrix nanocomposites. On the other hand, by the rapid progress of technology in recent years, development of advanced materials like new metal matrix nanocomposites for structural engineering and functional device applications is a priority for various industries. This article provides an overview of research efforts with an emphasis on the fabrication and characterization of different metal matrix nanocomposites reinforced by graphene nanoplatelets (GNPs). Particular attention is devoted to find the role of GNPs on the final electrical and thermal conductivity, the coefficient of thermal expansion, and mechanical responses of aluminum, magnesium and copper matrix nanocomposites. In sum, this review pays specific attention to the structure-property relationship of these novel nanocomposites.
|Titolo:||An Overview of Metal Matrix Nanocomposites Reinforced with Graphene Nanoplatelets; Mechanical, Electrical and Thermophysical Properties|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2018|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.3390/met8060423|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|