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Preparation and characterisation of open-cell microporous nickel

Yamada, Yasuo, Banno, Takumi, Xie, Z., Li, Yuncang and Wen, Cui`e 2007, Preparation and characterisation of open-cell microporous nickel, Materials science forum, vol. 539, no. 543, pp. 1833-1838.

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Title Preparation and characterisation of open-cell microporous nickel
Author(s) Yamada, Yasuo
Banno, Takumi
Xie, Z.
Li, Yuncang
Wen, Cui`e
Journal name Materials science forum
Volume number 539
Issue number 543
Start page 1833
End page 1838
Publisher Trans Tech Publications
Place of publication Uetikon-Zuerich, Switzerland
Publication date 2007-03-15
ISSN 0255-5476
Keyword(s) nickel foam
mechanical properties
microporous structure
macroporous structure
Summary In the present study, nickel foams with an open cell microporous structure were fabricated by the so-called space-holding particle sintering method, which included the adding of a particulate polymeric material (PMMA). The average pore size of the nickel foams approximated 10.5 μm; and the porosity ranged from 70 % to 80 %. The porous characteristics of the nickel foams were observed using scanning electron microscopy and the mechanical properties were evaluated using compressive tests. For comparison, nickel foams with an open-cell macroporous structure (pore size approximately 1.3 mm) were also presented. Results indicated that the nickel foams with a microporous structure possess enhanced mechanical properties than those with a macroporous structure.
Language eng
Field of Research 091207 Metals and Alloy Materials
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2007, Trans Tech Publications, Switzerland
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Collection: Centre for Material and Fibre Innovation
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