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Findings in Nanocrystals Reported from National Institute of Technology

January 31, 2014

By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Energy Weekly News -- Researchers detail new data in Nanocrystals. According to news reporting originating from Tiruchirappalli, India, by VerticalNews correspondents, research stated, "In this work, multi-walled carbon nanotubes (MWNTs) were successfully reinforced in AA 4032 nanocrystalline matrix. The elemental powders of AA 4032 composites were mechanically alloyed in the high energy ball mill for 30 h to get nanocrystalline structure."

Our news editors obtained a quote from the research from the National Institute of Technology, "The carbon nanotubes (CNTs) were added at the 29th hour of ball milling process. The morphological changes during milling were studied, using scanning electron microscope analysis and the distribution of the CNTs within the aluminum matrix was successfully revealed, using transmission electron microscope analysis. The results show that the CNTs are effectively distributed within the aluminum matrix without any structural damage."

According to the news editors, the research concluded: "The variation in the melting point was studied using simultaneous thermal analyzer."

For more information on this research see: Dispersion and Thermal Analysis of Carbon Nanotube Reinforced AA 4032 Alloy Produced by High Energy Ball Milling. Experimental Techniques, 2013;37(4):14-18. Experimental Techniques can be contacted at: Wiley-Blackwell, 111 River St, Hoboken 07030-5774, NJ, USA. (Wiley-Blackwell -; Experimental Techniques -

The news editors report that additional information may be obtained by contacting M.S.S. Saravanan, Natl Inst Technol, Dept. of Met & Mat Engn, Adv Mat Proc Lab, Tiruchchirappalli 620015, India. Additional authors for this research include K. Sivaprasad and S.P.K. Babu.

Keywords for this news article include: Asia, India, Fullerenes, Nanotechnology, Tiruchirappalli, Nanocrystalline, Carbon Nanotubes, Emerging Technologies

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