Interfacial nanostructure dictates macro-structural properties of carbon-carbon composites

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Abstract

Carbon-carbon composites, originally developed for aerospace applications, are materials that consist of a carbonaceous matrix with an embedded carbon filler providing the required reinforcement for thermal and mechanical stability. An important aspect of composites is the interdependence of the matrix and additive phases to strengthen one another and the material as a whole with the interfacial stress transfer being key to this reinforcement. The bonding between the matrix and the additive is crucial in understanding its behavior at the macro-scale. Understanding the material's nanostructure to shed light on its interfacial dynamics is an unexplored aspect owing to experimental and probing challenges. This study attempts to probe nanostructure impact on carbon-carbon composites by embedding pre-synthesized nano-carbons with diverse morphology - 1 -dimensional nanotubes, and 2-dimensional graphene sheets - in an amorphous carbonaceous matrix of varying chemistry.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationTechConnect Briefs 2018 - Advanced Materials
EditorsMatthew Laudon, Fiona Case, Fiona Case, Bart Romanowicz
PublisherTechConnect
Pages156-158
Number of pages3
ISBN (Electronic)9780998878225
StatePublished - Jan 1 2018
Event11th Annual TechConnect World Innovation Conference and Expo, Held Jointly with the 20th Annual Nanotech Conference and Expo,the 2018 SBIR/STTR Spring Innovation Conference, and the Defense TechConnect DTC Spring Conference - Anaheim, United States
Duration: May 13 2018May 16 2018

Publication series

NameTechConnect Briefs 2018 - Advanced Materials
Volume1

Other

Other11th Annual TechConnect World Innovation Conference and Expo, Held Jointly with the 20th Annual Nanotech Conference and Expo,the 2018 SBIR/STTR Spring Innovation Conference, and the Defense TechConnect DTC Spring Conference
CountryUnited States
CityAnaheim
Period5/13/185/16/18

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Materials Science(all)

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    Singh, M., & Vander Wal, R. L. (2018). Interfacial nanostructure dictates macro-structural properties of carbon-carbon composites. In M. Laudon, F. Case, F. Case, & B. Romanowicz (Eds.), TechConnect Briefs 2018 - Advanced Materials (pp. 156-158). (TechConnect Briefs 2018 - Advanced Materials; Vol. 1). TechConnect.