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 nanostructures 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 C60-fullerenes, 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
Number of pages3
ISBN (Electronic)9781118888438
ISBN (Print)9781118889084
Publication statusPublished - 2014 Mar 10

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© 2014 The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society.

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Engineering(all)
  • Materials Science(all)


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