Ultrastrong, Stiff and Multifunctional Carbon Nanotube Composites

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Author(s)

  • X. Wang
  • Z. Z. Yong
  • Q. W. Li
  • P. D. Bradford
  • W. Liu
  • D. S. Tucker
  • W. Cai
  • H. Wang
  • F. G. Yuan

Detail(s)

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)19-25
Journal / PublicationMaterials Research Letters
Volume1
Issue number1
Online published11 Oct 2012
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Externally publishedYes

Abstract

Carbon nanotubes (CNTs) are an order of magnitude stronger than any other current engineering fiber. However, for the past two decades, it has been a challenge to utilize their reinforcement potential in composites. Here, we report CNT composites with unprecedented multifunctionalities, including record high strength (3.8 GPa), high Young's modulus (293 GPa), electrical conductivity (1230S·cm−1), and thermal conductivity (41 W m−1 K−1). These superior properties are derived from the long length, high volume fraction, good alignment and reduced waviness of the CNTs, which were produced by a novel-processing approach that can be easily scaled up for industrial production. © 2013 X. Wang, Z. Z. Yong, Q. W. Li, P. D. Bradford, W. Liu, D. S. Tucker, W. Cai, H. Wang, F. G. Yuan and Y. T. Zhu.

Research Area(s)

  • Alignment, Carbon Nanotubes, Composite Materials, Multifunctional, Tensile Strength

Citation Format(s)

Ultrastrong, Stiff and Multifunctional Carbon Nanotube Composites. / Wang, X.; Yong, Z. Z.; Li, Q. W. et al.
In: Materials Research Letters, Vol. 1, No. 1, 2013, p. 19-25.

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