Atomistic study of interaction zone at copper-carbon interfaces

Simon Dorfman, Kleber C. Mundim, David Fuks, Alex Berner, Donald E. Ellis, Jan Van Humbeeck

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Formation of Cu-C composite is a difficult technological problem: carbon is practically insoluble in copper. We show that the heat treatment of the Cu-C composite leads to the formation of thin (approximately 50 nm) interface, which provides the bonding between fiber and matrix. The high-resolution scanning electron microscopy (HR SEM) study displays the formation of the interaction zone. Monte Carlo simulations with repulsive Cu-C interatomic potentials study this zone on the interface.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)191-193
Number of pages3
JournalMaterials Science and Engineering C
Issue number1-2
StatePublished - 19 Sep 2001


  • C
  • Composite
  • Cu
  • Interatomic potentials
  • Solid solutions

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science (all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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