B4C-Nanowires/Carbon-Microfiber Hybrid Structures and Composites from Cotton T-shirts

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Author(s)

  • Xinyong Tao
  • Xinnan Wang
  • Wenkui Zhang
  • Bradley J. Nelson
  • Xiaodong Li

Detail(s)

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2055-2059
Journal / PublicationAdvanced Materials
Volume22
Issue number18
Online published8 Mar 2010
Publication statusPublished - 11 May 2010
Externally publishedYes

Abstract

B4C-nanowire/carbon-microfiber hybrid structures are synthesized using cotton T-shirts as both the template and carbon source. The B4C nanowires exhibit a high elastic modulus of 428.1 ±  9.3 GPa and elastic recovery after multiple high-strain bending cycles without brittle failure or obvious residual deformation for the strain up to 45%. The hybrid structures can block 99.8% UV irradiation and achieve a superior reinforcing effect in epoxy composites. (Figure Presented) © 2010 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA.

Research Area(s)

  • Boron carbide, Elastic modulus, Nanocomposites, Nanowires

Citation Format(s)

B4C-Nanowires/Carbon-Microfiber Hybrid Structures and Composites from Cotton T-shirts. / Tao, Xinyong; Dong, Lixin; Wang, Xinnan et al.
In: Advanced Materials, Vol. 22, No. 18, 11.05.2010, p. 2055-2059.

Research output: Journal Publications and ReviewsRGC 21 - Publication in refereed journalpeer-review