This research was undertaken with an aim of making a comparison between W–Cu, W–Cu–Ag and W–Ag composites. In this way, nanostructured W–20wt%Cu, W–10wt%Cu–10wt%Ag and W–20wt%Ag composite powders were prepared by calcination of chemically precipitated initial powders and a subsequent reduction treatment. The powders were characterized using XRD and SEM analysis. The sintering behavior and hardness of samples were also investigated as a function of temperature. The sintered samples were evaluated by SEM. The results showed that at all sintering temperatures, W–10wt%Cu–10wt%Ag and W–20wt%Ag composite powders showed the most and the least sinterability, respectively. Furthermore, the maximum hardness after sintering at 1200 °C was belonged to W–20wt%Cu sample.
- Metal matrix composites; Chemical synthesis; Sintering; Microstructure; Scanning electron microscopy, SEM; X-ray diffraction
- Chemical synthesis
- Scanning electron microscopy
- X-ray diffraction