Mechanochemical fabrication of iron-graphite composites

S. Motozuka, M. Tagaya, T. Ikoma, T. Yoshioka, Z. Xu, M. Morinaga, J. Tanaka

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The fabrication of iron-graphite composites was investigated using a milling process. Based on the milling time of the process, the average particle size of the host iron particles decreased to 10 μm. The size of the graphite particles decreased to a nanometer scale, resulting in the graphite strongly adhering to the iron surfaces. Raman spectra revealed that the graphite aromatic ring structure disappeared and the iron near-surface layer was changed to iron oxide phases. The dangling bond of the fragmented graphite combined with the oxidized iron surface by interfacial binding to efficiently form the interfacial composites.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1241-1246
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Composite Materials
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - May 2013
Externally publishedYes


  • Composites
  • interfaces
  • mechanical alloying
  • surface oxidation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Materials Chemistry


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