Nanostructured BN-Mg composites: features of interface bonding and mechanical properties

Dmitry G. Kvashnin, Arkady Krasheninnikov, Dmitry Shtansky, Pavel B. Sorokin*, Dmitri Golberg

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Abstract

Magnesium (Mg) is one of the lightest industrially used metals. However, wide applications of Mg-based components require a substantial enhancement of their mechanical characteristics. This can be achieved by introducing small particles or fibers into the metal matrix. Using first-principles calculations, we investigate the stability and mechanical properties of a nanocomposite made of magnesium reinforced with boron nitride (BN) nanostructures (BN nanotubes and BN monolayers). We show that boron vacancies at the BN/Mg interface lead to a substantial increase in BN/Mg bonding establishing an efficient route towards the development of BN/Mg composite materials with enhanced mechanical properties.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)965-969
Number of pages5
JournalPhysical Chemistry Chemical Physics
Volume18
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 14 Jan 2016
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed

Keywords

  • BORON-NITRIDE NANOTUBES
  • HETEROGENEOUS SURFACES
  • LATTICE-PARAMETERS
  • MAGNESIUM

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