A particulate mixture of Cu and Fe is compacted and mechanically reduced to form an "in-situ" Cu-Fe composite having high strength and high conductivity. Compaction and mechanical reduction of the particulate mixture are carried out at a temperature and time at temperature selected to avoid dissolution of Fe into the Cu matrix particulates to a harmful extent that substantially degrades the conductivity of the Cu-Fe composite.
ISURF Reference Number
Iowa State University Research Foundation, Inc.,
Verhoeven, John D.; Spitzig, William A.; Gibson, Edwin D.; and Anderson, Iver E., "High strength-high conductivity Cu--Fe composites produced by powder compaction/mechanical reduction" (1991). Iowa State University Patents. 230.