A review of processing techniques for graphene-reinforced metal matrix composites

Abqaat Naseer, Faiz Ahmad, Muhammad Aslam, Beh Hoe Guan, Wan Sharuzi Wan Harun, Norhamidi Muhamad, Muhammad Rafi Raza, Randall M. German

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Abstract

In the quest to enhance reinforcement efficiency of graphene in metal matrices, various processing techniques have been devised over recent years. As the advancement in this field nowhere seems to slow down, the processing aspects of graphene-reinforced metal matrix composites are becoming more relevant than ever. In that premise, there lies an imminent need for a critical assessment of existing fabrication routes and their ability to extend a solution for the primary challenges of agglomeration, dispersion, interfacial interaction and structural integrity of graphene in metal matrix composites. This review presents a brief yet a meaningful insight to the processing techniques for graphene-reinforced metal matrix composites, while highlighting the key findings from individual studies, thereby expressing the primitive challenges and strengthens of these techniques. A critical evaluation of state of the art is presented alongside an inclusive review of improvement in mechanical, thermal, and electrical properties of composites fabricated by various processing routes. In the consideration of reviewed literature, it is established that a comprehensive processing strategy with a potential to simultaneously address all of the key processing challenges of graphene, is yet to nurture. Conclusively, future road map and a potential solution encompassing hybrid processing strategies, is opined.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)957-985
Number of pages29
JournalMaterials and Manufacturing Processes
Volume34
Issue number9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 4 Jul 2019

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Keywords

  • challenges
  • composites
  • electrical
  • evaluation
  • fabrication
  • Graphene
  • matrix
  • mechanical
  • metal
  • processing reinforced
  • properties
  • techniques
  • thermal

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  • Materials Science(all)
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

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A review of processing techniques for graphene-reinforced metal matrix composites. / Naseer, Abqaat; Ahmad, Faiz; Aslam, Muhammad; Guan, Beh Hoe; Harun, Wan Sharuzi Wan; Muhamad, Norhamidi; Raza, Muhammad Rafi; German, Randall M.

In: Materials and Manufacturing Processes, Vol. 34, No. 9, 04.07.2019, p. 957-985.

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Naseer, Abqaat ; Ahmad, Faiz ; Aslam, Muhammad ; Guan, Beh Hoe ; Harun, Wan Sharuzi Wan ; Muhamad, Norhamidi ; Raza, Muhammad Rafi ; German, Randall M. / A review of processing techniques for graphene-reinforced metal matrix composites. In: Materials and Manufacturing Processes. 2019 ; Vol. 34, No. 9. pp. 957-985.
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