Development of Al/C60 composites with nano-network structures

Hyunjoo Choi, Donghyun Bae

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It has been challenging for metals to synthesize optimal nano- structures with a desirable performance. Herein, we propose a new idea for the development of nano-network structures in Al/C60 composites by the self-assembly of Al-C phases. Carbon atoms, dissembled from the individually dispersed C 60-fulIerenes, are intercalated into the interstitials of aluminum, producing Al-C phases with artificially moderated lattice structures. The isolated Al-C phases grow with a strong anisotropy derived from lattice mismatch, meet neighbor Al-C phases, and then self-assemble into network structures. The novel nano-structures, extremely stable at high temperatures, offer significant potential for the development of thermally-stable high-strength structural aluminum. The controlled lattice provides a new paradigm for atomic level design of crystalline materials.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationLight Metals 2014 - At the TMS 2014 Annual Meeting and Exhibition
PublisherMinerals, Metals and Materials Society
Number of pages3
ISBN (Print)9781118889084
Publication statusPublished - 2014
EventLight Metals 2014 - TMS 2014 Annual Meeting and Exhibition - San Diego, CA, United States
Duration: 2014 Feb 162014 Feb 20

Publication series

NameTMS Light Metals
ISSN (Print)0147-0809


OtherLight Metals 2014 - TMS 2014 Annual Meeting and Exhibition
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Diego, CA

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry


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