Patents of Methods to Prepare Intermetallic Matrix Composites: A Review
Affiliation: Department of Scientific Research, Hunan Railway College of Science and Technology, Zhuzhou 412000, P.R. China.
This paper reviews research on patents of intermetallic matrix composites synthesized methods, such as casting, powder metallurgy, self-propagating high-temperature synthesis, spark plasma sintering, directional solidification and chemical reacting. The present status and applications in various fields as well as the prospects of intermetallic compounds are presented too. Its indicated that in order to enlarge the applications areas, people should intensify not only the investigation of theories but also the research on preparation methods and processes which influence the structure and performance of materials. At the same time, a further study for optimizing the processing parameters is required to improve the property of materials. Future directions in this field have been suggested.
Keywords: Intermetallic matrix composites, powder metallurgy, casting, self-propagating high-temperature synthesis, spark plasma sintering, directional solidification, patent, review
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