Image icon  Open celled aluminium foam produced by infiltration of sintered salt

 
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Description: This is an inexpensive route for the production of open celled foams. It allows a high degree of control over cell size and shape, and results in relatively uniform morphology. The interconnectivity of pores can be controlled by varying the degree of sintering of the precursor.
Keywords: alloy • aluminium • aluminium foam • cell • composite foam • composite material • foam • infiltration • metal • salt
Categories: Science approaches > Microstructure
Materials > Metals & alloys > Aluminium & alloys
Product Forms > Bulk > Foam
Testing, analysis & experimentation > Metallography
Scale > Micro
Created by: DoITPoMS, University of Cambridge
J A Curran, Department of Materials Science and Metallurgy, University of Cambridge
Published by: DoITPoMS, University of Cambridge
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Date created: 03 October 2002
Date added: 21 August 2009
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Resource ID: 1668