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

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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.

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The article was received on 16 Oct 2015, accepted on 23 Nov 2015 and first published on 23 Nov 2015


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C5CP06289F
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Citation: Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2016,18, 965-969
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    Nanostructured BN–Mg composites: features of interface bonding and mechanical properties

    D. G. Kvashnin, A. V. Krasheninnikov, D. Shtansky, P. B. Sorokin and D. Golberg, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2016, 18, 965
    DOI: 10.1039/C5CP06289F

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