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Effects of a stainless steel interlayer on the interfacial microstructure and bonding strength of Cu/Al clad sheets prepared via the powder-in-tube method

Journal Article


Abstract


  • Cu/Al clad sheets with a 304 stainless steel foil (SUS304) interlayer are successfully fabricated by the powder-in-tube method. The influence of SUS304 thickness on the interfacial structure, elemental diffusion, and peeling strength of the clad sheets is studied. Experimental results indicate that the initial Cu/Al interface is partially transformed into a Cu/SUS304/Al interface after introducing the SUS304 interlayer. The proportion of SUS304 fragments at the bonding interface is shown to increase with thickness of the SUS304 interlayer. Differences in deformability between SUS304 interlayer and Cu/Al matrix promote the occurrence of shear deformation at the bonding interface via the cladding process, enhancing atomic diffusion at the Cu/SUS304/Al interface. Peeling tests reveal that interfacial cracks in clad sheets with an SUS304 interlayer propagate along the Cu/SUS304 and Cu/Al interfaces. Under combined effects of interfacial transfer and large shear strain, the interfacial strength of clad sheets is apparently improved. Clad sheets with the thickest SUS304 interlayer (30 ��m) exhibit highest peeling strength (30.9 N/mm), demonstrating 73.6% improvement over clad sheets without an interlayer. These findings provide novel insights into the innovative design of clad sheets possessing extraordinary interfacial strength.

Publication Date


  • 2021

Citation


  • Gao, H., Wang, L., Liu, S., Li, J., Kong, C., & Yu, H. (2021). Effects of a stainless steel interlayer on the interfacial microstructure and bonding strength of Cu/Al clad sheets prepared via the powder-in-tube method. Journal of Materials Research and Technology, 15, 3514-3524. doi:10.1016/j.jmrt.2021.09.144

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-85116928185

Start Page


  • 3514

End Page


  • 3524

Volume


  • 15

Issue


Place Of Publication


Abstract


  • Cu/Al clad sheets with a 304 stainless steel foil (SUS304) interlayer are successfully fabricated by the powder-in-tube method. The influence of SUS304 thickness on the interfacial structure, elemental diffusion, and peeling strength of the clad sheets is studied. Experimental results indicate that the initial Cu/Al interface is partially transformed into a Cu/SUS304/Al interface after introducing the SUS304 interlayer. The proportion of SUS304 fragments at the bonding interface is shown to increase with thickness of the SUS304 interlayer. Differences in deformability between SUS304 interlayer and Cu/Al matrix promote the occurrence of shear deformation at the bonding interface via the cladding process, enhancing atomic diffusion at the Cu/SUS304/Al interface. Peeling tests reveal that interfacial cracks in clad sheets with an SUS304 interlayer propagate along the Cu/SUS304 and Cu/Al interfaces. Under combined effects of interfacial transfer and large shear strain, the interfacial strength of clad sheets is apparently improved. Clad sheets with the thickest SUS304 interlayer (30 ��m) exhibit highest peeling strength (30.9 N/mm), demonstrating 73.6% improvement over clad sheets without an interlayer. These findings provide novel insights into the innovative design of clad sheets possessing extraordinary interfacial strength.

Publication Date


  • 2021

Citation


  • Gao, H., Wang, L., Liu, S., Li, J., Kong, C., & Yu, H. (2021). Effects of a stainless steel interlayer on the interfacial microstructure and bonding strength of Cu/Al clad sheets prepared via the powder-in-tube method. Journal of Materials Research and Technology, 15, 3514-3524. doi:10.1016/j.jmrt.2021.09.144

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-85116928185

Start Page


  • 3514

End Page


  • 3524

Volume


  • 15

Issue


Place Of Publication