Diffusivity of carbon in the copper matrix. Influence of alloying

Simon Dorfman, David Fuks

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The heights of diffusion barriers for copper-based composite materials with carbon whiskers or fibers are calculated. It is shown that the alloying of the matrix by an additional element, substituting copper in an interstitial Cu-C solid solution, changes the value of the barrier and the migration entropy. This substitutional impurity influences the diffusion of the carbon-copper matrix. Zirconium as the best alloying element for preventing the diffusion of carbon in Cu-C alloy is predicted.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)697-701
Number of pages5
JournalComposites - Part A: Applied Science and Manufacturing
Issue number9 PART A
StatePublished - 1 Jan 1996


  • Alloying
  • Cu-C alloy
  • Diffusion

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Mechanics of Materials


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