Interfacial characterisation and optimisation of carbon nanotube fibres

James Trevarthen*, Dawid Janas, Michael Wisnom, Sameer Rahatekar, Krzysztof Koziol

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Abstract

Carbon nanotube fibres have the potential to reinforce high-performance polymer composites, but to do so will require an effective interface between fibre and matrix. Here we show that achieving such an interface is challenging using a conventional interfacial structure. Instead, we demonstrate the effectiveness of an alternative interfacial structure in a model composite that does not require aggressive chemistry. This results in a critical interfacial shear stress of 50.5 MPa whilst maintaining adhesion beyond 10% strain.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication16th European Conference on Composite Materials, ECCM 2014
PublisherEuropean Conference on Composite Materials, ECCM
ISBN (Print)9780000000002
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2014
Event16th European Conference on Composite Materials, ECCM 2014 - Seville, Spain
Duration: 22 Jun 201426 Jun 2014

Conference

Conference16th European Conference on Composite Materials, ECCM 2014
CountrySpain
CitySeville
Period22/06/1426/06/14

Keywords

  • Carbon nanotube
  • Interface
  • Nanocomposite

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