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Title: The Synthesis of Copper and Metal Nanomaterials.


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Sandia National Lab. (SNL-NM), Albuquerque, NM (United States)
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USDOE National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)
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Conference: Proposed for presentation at the Rio Grande Symposium on Advanced Materials held October 3, 2016 in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
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United States

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Nguyen, Thao Huong, Boyle, Timothy J., Sears, Jeremiah Matthew, and Treadwell, LaRico Juan. The Synthesis of Copper and Metal Nanomaterials.. United States: N. p., 2016. Web.
Nguyen, Thao Huong, Boyle, Timothy J., Sears, Jeremiah Matthew, & Treadwell, LaRico Juan. The Synthesis of Copper and Metal Nanomaterials.. United States.
Nguyen, Thao Huong, Boyle, Timothy J., Sears, Jeremiah Matthew, and Treadwell, LaRico Juan. 2016. "The Synthesis of Copper and Metal Nanomaterials.". United States. doi:.
title = {The Synthesis of Copper and Metal Nanomaterials.},
author = {Nguyen, Thao Huong and Boyle, Timothy J. and Sears, Jeremiah Matthew and Treadwell, LaRico Juan},
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  • Metal matrix composites (MMCs) are promising engineering materials for a wide spectrum of applications. There are many possible matrix-reinforcement combinations including MMCs containing copper or copper alloy matrices [1-3]. The present study is concerned with copper reinforced with SiC particles. The materials studied here were processed from nano-scale matrix powders and consolidated using dynamic compaction.
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