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dc.contributor.advisorOsswald, Sebastian
dc.contributor.advisorBrewer, Luke
dc.contributor.authorSneed, Brian D.
dc.dateDecember 2011
dc.date.accessioned2012-08-22T15:33:17Z
dc.date.available2012-08-22T15:33:17Z
dc.date.issued2011-12
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/10698
dc.description.abstractHigh-energy ball milling was studied for the ex situ strengthening of aluminum (Al) with nanodiamond (ND). Al-ND metal matrix composite powders with 5 wt% and 10 wt% nanodiamond were synthesized by high-energy ball milling of the blended component powders. Stearic acid was used as a process control agent to minimize agglomeration of the powders upon milling. A uniform distribution of the ND reinforcement was successfully obtained after milling the powders for a period of ten hours with a ball-to-powder ratio of 30:1 in a SPEX 8000M ball mill. Composition and properties of the Al-ND composite was studied using energy dispersive spectrometry (EDS) mapping, scanning electron microscopy (SEM), X-ray diffraction (XRD), optical microscopy, and nanoindentation techniques.en_US
dc.description.urihttp://archive.org/details/synthesisndchara1094510698
dc.format.extentxviii, 53 p. : ill. ; 28 cm.en_US
dc.publisherMonterey, California. Naval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.rightsThis publication is a work of the U.S. Government as defined in Title 17, United States Code, Section 101. Copyright protection is not available for this work in the United States.en_US
dc.subject.lcshPower resources.en_US
dc.titleSynthesis and characterization of Al-Nanodiamond composite powders by high-energy ball millingen_US
dc.contributor.departmentMechanical and Aerospace Engineering (MAE)
dc.subject.authoraluminumen_US
dc.subject.authorball millingen_US
dc.subject.authorhigh-energyen_US
dc.subject.authornanocarbonen_US
dc.subject.authornanocompositeen_US
dc.subject.authornanodiamonden_US
dc.subject.authornanoindentation,;en_US
dc.description.serviceUS Navy (USN) authoren_US
etd.thesisdegree.nameM.S. in Mechanical Engineeringen_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelMastersen_US
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineMechanical Engineeringen_US
etd.thesisdegree.grantorNaval Postgraduate School (U.S.)en_US


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