In recent years considerable attention has been attracted to magnesium because of its light weight, high specific strength, and ease of recycling. Because of the growing demand for lightweight materials in aerospace, medical and automotive industries, magnesium-based metal matrix nanocomposites (MMNCs) reinforced with ceramic nanometer-sized particles, graphene nanoplatelets (GNPs) or carbon nanotubes (CNTs) were developed. CNTs have excellent material characteristics like low density, high tensile strength, high ratio of surface-to-volume, and high thermal conductivity that makes them attractive to use as reinforcements to fabricate high-performance, and high-strength metal-matrix composites (MMCs). Reinforcing magnesium (Mg) using small amounts of CNTs can improve the mechanical and physical properties in the fabricated lightweight and high-performance nanocomposite. Nevertheless, the incorporation of CNTs into a Mg-based matrix faces some challenges, and a uniform distribution is dependent on the parameters of the fabricating process. The characteristics of a CNTs reinforced composite are related to the uniform distribution, weight percent, and length of the CNTs, as well as the interfacial bonding and alignment between CNTs reinforcement and the Mg-based matrix. In this review article, the recent findings in the fabricating methods, characterization of the composite’s properties, and application of Mg-based composites reinforced with CNTs are studied. These include the strategies of fabricating CNT-reinforced Mg-based composites, mechanical responses, and corrosion behaviors. The present review aims to investigate and conclude the most relevant studies conducted in the field of Mg/CNTs composites. Strategies to conquer complicated challenges are suggested and potential fields of Mg/CNTs composites as upcoming structural material regarding functional requirements in aerospace, medical and automotive industries are particularly presented. © 2020 by the authors. Licensee MDPI, Basel, Switzerland.

Carbon nanotubes (CNTs)-reinforced magnesium-based matrix composites: A comprehensive review / Abazari, S.; Shamsipur, A.; Bakhsheshi-Rad, H. R.; Ismail, A. F.; Sharif, S.; Razzaghi, M.; Ramakrishna, S.; Berto, F.. - In: MATERIALS. - ISSN 1996-1944. - 13:19(2020), pp. 1-38. [10.3390/ma13194421]

Carbon nanotubes (CNTs)-reinforced magnesium-based matrix composites: A comprehensive review

Berto F.
2020

Abstract

In recent years considerable attention has been attracted to magnesium because of its light weight, high specific strength, and ease of recycling. Because of the growing demand for lightweight materials in aerospace, medical and automotive industries, magnesium-based metal matrix nanocomposites (MMNCs) reinforced with ceramic nanometer-sized particles, graphene nanoplatelets (GNPs) or carbon nanotubes (CNTs) were developed. CNTs have excellent material characteristics like low density, high tensile strength, high ratio of surface-to-volume, and high thermal conductivity that makes them attractive to use as reinforcements to fabricate high-performance, and high-strength metal-matrix composites (MMCs). Reinforcing magnesium (Mg) using small amounts of CNTs can improve the mechanical and physical properties in the fabricated lightweight and high-performance nanocomposite. Nevertheless, the incorporation of CNTs into a Mg-based matrix faces some challenges, and a uniform distribution is dependent on the parameters of the fabricating process. The characteristics of a CNTs reinforced composite are related to the uniform distribution, weight percent, and length of the CNTs, as well as the interfacial bonding and alignment between CNTs reinforcement and the Mg-based matrix. In this review article, the recent findings in the fabricating methods, characterization of the composite’s properties, and application of Mg-based composites reinforced with CNTs are studied. These include the strategies of fabricating CNT-reinforced Mg-based composites, mechanical responses, and corrosion behaviors. The present review aims to investigate and conclude the most relevant studies conducted in the field of Mg/CNTs composites. Strategies to conquer complicated challenges are suggested and potential fields of Mg/CNTs composites as upcoming structural material regarding functional requirements in aerospace, medical and automotive industries are particularly presented. © 2020 by the authors. Licensee MDPI, Basel, Switzerland.
2020
Aerospace industry; Carbon nanotubes; Ceramics industry; Composite structures; Corrosive effects; Fabrication; Graphene Nanoplatelets; Magnesium; Metallic matrix composites; Nanocomposites; Reinforced plastics; Tensile strength, Functional requirement; High specific strength; High thermal conductivity; Lightweight materials; Material characteristics; Mechanical and physical properties; Metal matrix nano composites; Nanometer-sized particles, Reinforcement; Carbon nanotubes; Composite; Corrosion behavior; Fabrication process; Magnesium; Mechanical properties
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Carbon nanotubes (CNTs)-reinforced magnesium-based matrix composites: A comprehensive review / Abazari, S.; Shamsipur, A.; Bakhsheshi-Rad, H. R.; Ismail, A. F.; Sharif, S.; Razzaghi, M.; Ramakrishna, S.; Berto, F.. - In: MATERIALS. - ISSN 1996-1944. - 13:19(2020), pp. 1-38. [10.3390/ma13194421]
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