Mechanical Alloying

Nanotechnology, Materials Science and Powder Metallurgy


  • M. Sherif El-Eskandarany, Al Azhar University, Cairo, Egypt

This book is a detailed introduction to mechanical alloying, offering guidelines on the necessary equipment and facilities needed to carry out the process and giving a fundamental background to the reactions taking place. El-Eskandarany, a leading authority on mechanical alloying, discusses the mechanism of powder consolidations using different powder compaction processes. A new chapter will also be included on thermal, mechanically-induced and electrical discharge-assisted mechanical milling.

Fully updated to cover recent developments in the field, this second edition also introduces new and emerging applications for mechanical alloying, including the fabrication of carbon nanotubes, surface protective coating and hydrogen storage technology. El-Eskandarany discusses the latest research into these applications, and provides engineers and scientists with the information they need to implement these developments. The industrial applications of nanocrystalline and metallic glassy powders are presented.

The book also contains over 200 tables and graphs to illustrate the milling processes and present the properties and characteristics of the resulting materials.

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Metallurgists, Materials Scientists and Engineers, Process and Production Engineers, Design Engineers (especially in the automotive, aerospace and energy sectors), scientists and engineers involved in relevant specialties in the fields of advanced materials and nanotechnology.


Book information

  • Published: May 2015
  • ISBN: 978-1-4557-7752-5

Table of Contents

  1. Introduction
  2. Fundamentals and Necessity of Mechanical Alloying and Milling
  3. Mechanism of Mechanically-Induced Solid-State Reaction
  4. Consolidation of Ball Milled Nanoscaled Materials
  5. Characterization of Mechanically Alloyed Powders
  6. Nanotechnology- Top Down Approach for Fabrications of Nanocrystalline Powders
  7. Phase transformation on ball-milled carbon nanotubes
  8. Mechanically Induced Solid State Carbonization
  9. Reactive Ball Milling Fabrications of Metal Nitride Nanocrystalline Powders
  10. Mechanically-Induced Hrydrogenation Reaction for Fabrication of Hydrogen Storage Nanocrystalline Powders
  11. Fabrications of Nanocomposite Powders
  12. Surface Protective Coating Powders
  13. Mechanically Induced Solid-State Amorphization

Applications of Mechanically Alloyed and Mechanically Milled Powders