Length-Dependent Mechanics of Carbon-Nanotube Networks

SS Rahatekar, KK Koziol, SR Kline, EK Hobbie, JW Gilman, AH Windle

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The microstructure and deformation mechanics of carbon-nantotube networks are measured, and demonstrate a crossover from strain-induced deformation, dominated by aggregates of short rigid nanorods, to deformation dominated by individual long semi-flexible nanotubes. Our results suggest that short nanotubes provide the same network attributes as long ones at modestly higher concentrations, but with a significantly lower network yield stress, which implies better processability.
Translated title of the contributionLength-Dependent Mechanics of Carbon-Nanotube Networks
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)874 - 878
Number of pages5
JournalAdvanced Materials
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2009

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Publisher: Wiley


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