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Journal of Nanomaterials
Volume 2011, Article ID 798257, 5 pages
Research Article

Pulsed Current Activated Consolidation of Nanostructured Fe3Al and Its Mechanical Property

1Division of Advanced Materials Engineering, Research Center for Advanced Materials Development, Engineering College, Chonbuk National University, 664-14 Deokjin-dong 1-ga, Deokjin-gu, Jeonju, Jeonbuk 561-756, Republic of Korea
2Advanced Functional Materials Research Center, Korea Institute of Science and Technology, PO Box 131, Cheongryang, Seoul 130-650, Republic of Korea
3Department of Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Engineering, Specialized Graduate School, Chonbuk National University, Chonbuk, 561-756, Republic of Korea

Received 18 April 2010; Revised 30 May 2010; Accepted 14 June 2010

Academic Editor: William W. Yu

Copyright © 2011 Tae-Wan Kim et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


A nanopowder of was synthesized from 3Fe and Al by high-energy ball milling. A dense nanostructured was consolidated by pulsed current activated sintering method within 2 minutes from mechanically synthesized powders of and horizontally milled powders of 3Fe+Al. The grain size, sintering behavior, and hardness of sintered from horizontally milled 3Fe+Al powders and high-energy ball milled powder were compared.