Synthesis of copper/chromium oxide composites by a chemical processing method

Amélie Veillère, Jean François Silvain, Joël Douin, Michel Lahaye, Namas Chandra, Jean Marc Heintz

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The aim of this paper is to synthesize a copper/chromium oxide composite material. The use of a chemical processing method like the Pechini method is the best approach to control the chemistry and the microstructure. Nevertheless, the standard Pechini method has to be modified to obtain this specific type of composite. In this work, we have adapted two steps. Firstly we have eliminated the step involving ethylene glycol and secondly a reduction step has been added at the end. The new method is now capable of obtaining a Cu/Cr2O 3 composite with specific stoichiometric ratios and a grain size ranging from 0.1 to 1 μm. We have used chemical and microstructural analyses to validate this work.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2105-2111
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Materials Science
Issue number7
StatePublished - Apr 2011
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Materials Science
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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