Partner: Piotr Bazarnik

Warsaw University of Technology (PL)

Recent publications
1.Chmielewski M., Pietrzak K., Teodorczyk M., Nosewicz S., Jarząbek D., Zybała R., Bazarnik P., Lewandowska M., Strojny-Nędza A., Effect of metallic coating on the properties of copper-silicon carbide composites, APPLIED SURFACE SCIENCE, ISSN: 0169-4332, DOI: 10.1016/j.apsusc.2016.12.130, Vol.421, pp.159-169, 2017
Abstract:

In the presented paper a coating of SiC particles with a metallic layer were used to prepare copper matrix composite materials. The role of the layer was to protect the silicon carbide from decomposition and dissolution of silicon in the copper matrix during the sintering process. The SiC particles were covered by chromium, tungsten and titanium using Plasma Vapour Deposition method. After powder mixing of components, the final densification process via Spark Plasma Sintering (SPS) method at temperature 950C was provided. The almost fully dense materials were obtained (> 97.5%). The microstructure of obtained composites was studied using scanning electron microscopy as well as transmission electron microscopy. The microstructural analysis of composites confirmed that regardless of the type of deposited material, there is no evidence for decomposition process of silicon carbide in copper. In order to measure the strength of the interface between ceramic particles and the metal matrix, the micro tensile tests have been performed. Furthermore, thermal diffusivity was measured with the use of the laser pulse technique. In the context of performed studies, the tungsten coating seems to be the most promising solution for heat sink application. Compared to pure composites without metallic layer, Cu-SiC with W coating indicate the higher tensile strength and thermal diffusitivy, irrespective of an amount of SiC reinforcement. The improvement of the composite properties is related to advantageous condition of Cu-SiC interface characterized by well homogenity and low porosity, as well as individual properties of the tungsten coating material.

Keywords:

metal matrix composites, silicon carbide, metallic layers deposition, thermal conductovity, interface strength

Affiliations:
Chmielewski M.-Institute of Electronic Materials Technology (PL)
Pietrzak K.-other affiliation
Teodorczyk M.-other affiliation
Nosewicz S.-IPPT PAN
Jarząbek D.-IPPT PAN
Zybała R.-Warsaw University of Technology (PL)
Bazarnik P.-Warsaw University of Technology (PL)
Lewandowska M.-other affiliation
Strojny-Nędza A.-Institute of Electronic Materials Technology (PL)
2.Chmielewski M., Pietrzak K., Strojny-Nędza A., Kaszyca K., Zybala R., Bazarnik P., Lewandowska M., Nosewicz S., Microstructure and thermal properties of Cu-SiC composite materials depending on the sintering technique, SCIENCE OF SINTERING, ISSN: 0350-820X, DOI: 10.2298/SOS1701011C, Vol.49, pp.11-22, 2017
Abstract:

The presented paper investigates the relationship between the microstructure and thermal properties of copper–silicon carbide composites obtained through hot pressing (HP) and spark plasma sintering (SPS) techniques. The microstructural analysis showed a better densification in the case of composites sintered in the SPS process. TEM investigations revealed the presence of silicon in the area of metallic matrix in the region close to metal ceramic boundary. It is the product of silicon dissolving process in copper occurring at an elevated temperature. The Cu-SiC interface is significantly defected in composites obtained through the hot pressing method, which has a major influence on the thermal conductivity of materials.

Keywords:

Metal matrix composites; Silicon carbide; Interface; Spark plasma sintering; Thermal conductivity.

Affiliations:
Chmielewski M.-Institute of Electronic Materials Technology (PL)
Pietrzak K.-IPPT PAN
Strojny-Nędza A.-Institute of Electronic Materials Technology (PL)
Kaszyca K.-other affiliation
Zybala R.-Warsaw University of Technology (PL)
Bazarnik P.-Warsaw University of Technology (PL)
Lewandowska M.-other affiliation
Nosewicz S.-IPPT PAN
3.Chmielewski M., Nosewicz S., Jakubowska D., Lewandowska M., Mizera J., Rojek J., Bazarnik P., The influence of sintering time on the microstructural properties of chromium-rhenium matrix composites, International Journal of Refractory Metals and Hard Materials, ISSN: 0263-4368, DOI: 10.1016/j.ijrmhm.2016.05.017, Vol.59, pp.78-86, 2016
Abstract:

This paper comprises the results of studies of the changes in the structure of Cr-Re-Al2O3 metal matrix depending on heat treatment time in sintering temperature. The density of material with the following composition: 95%(75%Cr-25%Al2O3)+5%Re was increased using the technique of sintering under pressure (30MPa) at the temperature of 1450°C. As a result, materials characterized by a high relative density (< 97% of theoretical density) were obtained. Next, they were subjected to structural tests including scanning and transmission electron microscopy as well as X-ray diffraction. Changes in the phase composition, grains size and parameters of crystallographic structure depending on heat treatment time were analysed. It was found that during sintering rhenium is dissolved in the chromium matrix and Cr-Re solid solution is formed. When sintering time is extended to 120 min, the matrix of the composite becomes completely homogenous, which results in an increased strength of the composite.

Keywords:

Metal matrix composites, Rhenium, Hot pressing, Microstructure analysis, XRD

Affiliations:
Chmielewski M.-Institute of Electronic Materials Technology (PL)
Nosewicz S.-IPPT PAN
Jakubowska D.-other affiliation
Lewandowska M.-other affiliation
Mizera J.-other affiliation
Rojek J.-IPPT PAN
Bazarnik P.-Warsaw University of Technology (PL)