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dc.contributor.authorFranklin, Jenniferen_US
dc.date.accessioned2011-08-06T16:06:44Z
dc.date.available2011-08-06T16:06:44Z
dc.date.issued2001-04-20en_US
dc.identifier.otheretd-06172003-193808en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/10141
dc.description.abstractThe in-situ synthesis of piezoelectric-reinforced metal matrix composites has been attempted with a variety of target matrix and reinforcement materials using reaction synthesis and high energy ball milling. Zinc oxide (ZnO) and barium titanate (BaTiO₃) have been successfully synthesized within copper and iron matrices in a range of volume percentages using reaction synthesis. The microstructures of these composites have been analyzed and found to partially consist of an interpenetrating microstructure. After considering experimental findings and thermodynamic issues involved with synthesis, ideal reaction system parameters have been identified that promote the creation of a composite with ideal microstructure and formulated composition. Reactive high energy ball milling has been used to create copper matrix composites reinforced with zinc oxide and copper matrix composites reinforced with lead titanate (PbTiO₃). The microstructures and compositions of each volume percentage formulation of the composite powders have been analyzed. In this work, several promising piezoelectric-reinforced metal matrix composite systems have been identified as having potential to be synthesized in an in-situ manner.en_US
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dc.publisherVirginia Techen_US
dc.relation.haspartJenFranklinThesisFinal-Revised.pdfen_US
dc.rightsI hereby certify that, if appropriate, I have obtained and attached hereto a written permission statement from the owner(s) of each third party copyrighted matter to be included in my thesis, dissertation, or project report, allowing distribution as specified below. I certify that the version I submitted is the same as that approved by my advisory committee. I hereby grant to Virginia Tech or its agents the non-exclusive license to archive and make accessible, under the conditions specified below, my thesis, dissertation, or project report in whole or in part in all forms of media, now or hereafter known. I retain all other ownership rights to the copyright of the thesis, dissertation or project report. I also retain the right to use in future works (such as articles or books) all or part of this thesis, dissertation, or project report.en_US
dc.subjectMetal Matrix Compositesen_US
dc.subjectHigh Energy Ball Millingen_US
dc.subjectIn-situ Composite Synthesisen_US
dc.subjectReaction Synthesisen_US
dc.titleIn-situ Synthesis of Piezoelectric-Reinforced Metal Matrix Compositesen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.departmentMaterials Science and Engineeringen_US
dc.description.degreeMaster of Scienceen_US
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Scienceen_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.grantorVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State Universityen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineMaterials Science and Engineeringen_US
dc.contributor.committeechairKampe, Stephen L.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberAning, Alexander O.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberCorcoran, Sean Geralden_US
dc.identifier.sourceurlhttp://scholar.lib.vt.edu/theses/available/etd-06172003-193808en_US
dc.date.sdate2003-06-17en_US
dc.date.rdate2004-07-10
dc.date.adate2003-07-10en_US


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