Microstructural Characterization of Cold Sprayed Copper-Tungsten Metal Matrix Composites

Tuesday, May 12, 2015: 4:00 PM
Room 102B (Long Beach Convention and Entertainment Center)
Dr. Aaron Hall , Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, NM
Dr. Pylin Sarobol , Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, NM
A Copper coated Tungsten powder was cold sprayed to prepare high volume fraction Copper-Tungsten coatings. Different Tungsten loadings were explored by varying the copper content of the powder. This allowed the maximum Tungsten loading in the composite to be explored. Microstructural characterization of the powders and coatings will be discussed. Copper and Tungsten grain sizes before and after spraying are compared to understand deformation in each phase.

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