Fabricating graphene-titanium composites by laser sintering PVA bonding graphene titanium coating: Microstructure and mechanical properties

Zengrong Hu, Feng Chen, Jiale Xu, Zhenwu Ma, Huafeng Guo, Changjun Chen, Qiong Nian, Xiaonan Wang, Min Zhang

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Graphene reinforced titanium (Ti-Gr) nanocomposite was prepared by laser sintering of the mixture of PVA bonding graphene sheets and titanium powders. During laser sintering process, the survival and uniform dispersion of graphene have been demonstrated, which embedded in Ti matrix, and formed Ti-Gr nanocomposites. Microstructures and components of the nanocomposites were studied using scanning electron microscopy (SEM), X-ray diffraction (XRD), energy dispersive spectrometer (EDS) and Raman spectroscopy. The survival of graphene sheets in nanocomposite is due to rapid heating/cooling in laser sintering process. Hardness measurements showed that the laser sintered Ti-Gr nanocomposites achieved more than 2-fold Vickers Hardness value of barely sintered Ti.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)133-140
Number of pages8
JournalComposites Part B: Engineering
StatePublished - Feb 1 2018



  • Graphene
  • Laser sintering
  • Nanocomposites
  • Titanium

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

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