Mechanical Alloying

2nd Edition

Nanotechnology, Materials Science and Powder Metallurgy

Authors: M. Sherif El-Eskandarany
Hardcover ISBN: 9781455777525
eBook ISBN: 9780323221283
Imprint: William Andrew
Published Date: 14th May 2015
Page Count: 348
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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.

Key Features

  • Guides readers through each step of the mechanical alloying process, covering best practice techniques and offering guidelines on the required equipment
  • Tables and graphs are used to explain the stages of the milling processes and provide an understanding of the properties and characteristics of the resulting materials
  • A comprehensive update on the previous edition, including new chapters to cover new applications


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.

Table of Contents

  • Dedication
  • About the author
  • Preface
  • Acknowledgment
  • 1. Introduction

    • 1.1 Advanced materials
    • 1.2 Strategies used for fabrication of advanced materials
    • 1.3 Mechanically assisted approach
    • 1.4 Thermal approach
    • References
  • 2. The history and necessity of mechanical alloying

    • 2.1 History of story of mechanical alloying
    • 2.2 Fabrication of ODS alloys
    • 2.3 Fabrication of other advanced materials
    • 2.4 MA, mechanical grinding, mechanical milling, and mechanical disordering
    • 2.5 Types of ball mills
    • 2.6 Mechanism of MA
    • 2.7 Necessity of MA
    • References
  • 3. Controlling the powder milling process

    • 3.1 Factors affecting mechanical alloying, mechanical disordering, and mechanical milling
    • References
  • 4. Ball milling as a powerful nanotechnological tool for fabrication of nanomaterials

    • 4.1 Introduction
    • 4.2 Nanocrystalline materials
    • 4.3 Formation of nanocrystalline materials by ball-milling technique
    • 4.4 Effect of ball milling on the structure of carbon nanotubes
    • 4.5 Pressing and sintering of powder materials
    • 4.6 Consolidation of nanocrystalline powders
    • 4.7 SPS for consolidation of ball-milled nanocrystalline powders
    • References
  • 5. Mechanically induced solid state carbonization

    • 5.1 Introduction
    • 5.2 Preparation—challenges and difficulties
    • 5.3 Fabrication of nanocrystalline TiC by mechanical alloying method
    • 5.4 Synthesizing and properties of mechanically solid state reacted TiC powders
    • 5.5 Other carbides produced by MA
    • References
  • 6. Mechanically induced solid state reduction

    • 6.1 Introduction
    • 6.2 Reduction of Cu2O with Ti by room temperature rod milling
    • 6.3 Pr


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About the Author

M. Sherif El-Eskandarany

Affiliations and Expertise

Al Azhar University, Cairo, Egypt