Nano-engineered composites reinforced with aligned carbon nanotubes (CNTs)

S. Wicks, Namiko Yamamoto, R. Guzman De Villoria, K. Ishiguro, E. J. Garcia, H. Cebeci, A. J. Hart, B. L. Wardle

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Abstract

We present the implementation of aligned carbon nanotubes (CNTs) as a method to enhance properties of traditional advanced composites. The hybrid composites are 3-dimensional architectures of aligned CNTs, and existing advanced fibers and polymeric resins creating nano-engineered composites. Our work to date has focused on interlaminar strength and toughness, and electrical and thermal conductivities of two laminate-level architectures. The first approach utilizes aligned CNT forests placed between ply layers perpendicular to the fiber direction to create "nano-stitches"". The second approach involves growing the CNTs directly on woven alumina fibers, so that the CNTs extend radially outward from every fiber forming "fuzzy fibers". Three standard processing routes for are reviewed: nano-stitching of graphite/epoxy prepreg, nano-stitching of graphite/epoxy cloth in a resin-infusion process, and hand layup of fuzzy fiber ceramic cloth.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationTechnical Proceedings of the 2008 NSTI Nanotechnology Conference and Trade Show, NSTI-Nanotech, Nanotechnology 2008
Pages194-197
Number of pages4
StatePublished - Oct 13 2008
Event2008 NSTI Nanotechnology Conference and Trade Show, NSTI Nanotech 2008 Joint Meeting, Nanotechnology 2008 - Quebec City, QC, United States
Duration: Jun 1 2008Jun 5 2008

Publication series

NameTechnical Proceedings of the 2008 NSTI Nanotechnology Conference and Trade Show, NSTI-Nanotech, Nanotechnology 2008
Volume1

Other

Other2008 NSTI Nanotechnology Conference and Trade Show, NSTI Nanotech 2008 Joint Meeting, Nanotechnology 2008
CountryUnited States
CityQuebec City, QC
Period6/1/086/5/08

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Mechanical Engineering

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    Wicks, S., Yamamoto, N., Guzman De Villoria, R., Ishiguro, K., Garcia, E. J., Cebeci, H., Hart, A. J., & Wardle, B. L. (2008). Nano-engineered composites reinforced with aligned carbon nanotubes (CNTs). In Technical Proceedings of the 2008 NSTI Nanotechnology Conference and Trade Show, NSTI-Nanotech, Nanotechnology 2008 (pp. 194-197). (Technical Proceedings of the 2008 NSTI Nanotechnology Conference and Trade Show, NSTI-Nanotech, Nanotechnology 2008; Vol. 1).