Fabrication of Fe-Cu composites from electroexplosive bimetallic nanoparticles by spark plasma sintering

A. S. Lozhkomoev, A. V. Pervikov, A. V. Chumaevsky, E. S. Dvilis, V. D. Paygin, O. L. Khasanov, M. I. Lerner

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The electrical explosion of two intertwined wires made of copper and iron makes it possible to synthesize Janus-like bimetallic nanoparticles comprised of Cu and Fe where the average nanoparticles size is 89 nm. We used spark plasma sintering (SPS) to fabricate a 3D composite material that included 47 wt% of Fe, and 53 wt% of Cu. It had even component distribution, relative density of 92.93% and microhardness of 265.1 HV. The microhardness of the fabricated composite is significantly higher than the values estimated according to the rule of mixtures. The properties of the Fe-53Cu 3D material suggest that the fine-grain structure is maintained after bimetallic nanoparticles that have Janus-like structure have been subjected to SPS.

Original languageEnglish
Article number108980
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2019


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Instrumentation
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films

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