Modification of the Si phase is typically carried out to enhance the mechanical properties of aluminum alloys. Herein, ZnO nanoparticles were added to an Al-20Si hypereutectic alloy to control the Si phase. Simultaneous modification of the primary and eutectic Si phases of Al-Si hypereutectic alloy improves the fracture toughness as well as mechanical properties at various temperatures.
Bibliographical noteFunding Information:
This work was supported by National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF) funded by the Ministry of Education (NRF- 2017R1A2B2007062 ).
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Materials Science(all)
- Condensed Matter Physics
- Mechanics of Materials
- Mechanical Engineering