Legorreta Garcia, Felipe and Estournès, Claude and Peigney, Alain and Weibel, Alicia and Flahaut, Emmanuel and Laurent, Christophe ( 2009) Spark-plasma-sintering of double-walled carbon nanotube?magnesia nanocomposites. Scripta Materialia, vol. 60 (n 9). pp. 741-744. ISSN 1359-6462
A double-walled carbon nanotube?MgO powder is prepared without any mixing. The applied pressure is the main parameter acting on densification. Increasing the maximum temperature and holding time is marginally beneficial. The nanotubes are blocking the matrix grain growth. The nanocomposite prepared using the most severe spark plasma sintering conditions (1700 C, 150 MPa)shows mostly undamaged nanotubes and a higher microhardness than the other materials, reflecting a better bonding between nanotubes and matrix. The electrical conductivity of all nanocomposites is over 12 S/cm.