Balamurugan Adhithan, Hari Prasada Rao Pydi
Abstract: The interest in carbon nano tubes (CNTs) as reinforcements for aluminum (Al) has been growing considerably. Efforts have been largely focused on investigating their contribution to the enhancement of the mechanical performance of the composites. The uniform dispersion of CNTs in the Al matrix has been identified as being critical to the pursuit of enhanced properties. Stir Casting method as a mechanical dispersion technique has proved its potential. In this work, we use Stir casting method to disperse up to 4 wt. % CNT in an Al matrix. The effect of CNT content on the Physical properties of the composites like SEM, XRD was investigated. The improvement of physical properties for composites of Al CNT has been compared with pure aluminum .
Keywords: Scanning electron microscope, XRD, Carbon Nano tubes, Aluminum