THE APPLICATION OF ULTRASONIC VIBRATIONS IN THE PRODUCTION OF NANOSTRUCTURED METALLIC MATERIALS
Journal: Frontiers in Manufacturing Engineering (FME)
Author: David B. Covington
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Nanostructured materials offer unique and entirely different mechanical, electrical, optical, and magnetic properties compared with conventional micro or millimeter-sized materials. Recent approaches for producing nanostructured materials include severe plastic deformation. These recent developments suggest that methods that can produce severe plastic deformation have the potential for the production of nanostructured materials. In the near future, high-intensity ultrasonic vibration can be used to assist other severe plastic deformation methods to produce nanostructured metallic materials.