Percolation and Universal Scaling in Composite Infiltration Processing

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Title: Percolation and Universal Scaling in Composite Infiltration Processing
Authors: Léger, Alain | Molina Jordá, José Miguel | Weber, Ludger | Mortensen, Andreas
Research Group/s: Materiales Avanzados
Center, Department or Service: Universidad de Alicante. Departamento de Química Inorgánica | Universidad de Alicante. Instituto Universitario de Materiales
Keywords: Infiltration | Composite Material | Percolation | Universal Scaling | Fractal
Knowledge Area: Química Inorgánica
Issue Date: 2015
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Citation: Materials Research Letters. 2015, 3(1): 7-15. doi:10.1080/21663831.2014.948692
Abstract: Composite materials are often made by infiltration, that is, by injecting a liquid matrix between packed solid fibers or particles. We give here direct proof that molten copper, slowly infiltrated into a broad spectrum of preforms, displays in initial phases of the process universal scaling and fractal geometric features that are characteristic signatures of percolation-dominated flow. Implications are that the microstructure of infiltrated composite materials can develop over length scales that far exceed the average preform pore size, and that network models are pertinent in the simulation of composite infiltration processing.
Sponsor: This work was sponsored by the Swiss National Science Foundation, Project No. 200020-137685.
ISSN: 2166-3831
DOI: 10.1080/21663831.2014.948692
Language: eng
Type: info:eu-repo/semantics/article
Rights: © 2014 The Author(s). Published by Taylor & Francis. This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited. The moral rights of the named author(s) have been asserted.
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