Nanotech 2009 Vol. 3
Nanotech 2009 Vol. 3
Nanotechnology 2009: Biofuels, Renewable Energy, Coatings, Fluidics and Compact Modeling

Carbon Nano Structures Chapter 7

Carbon nanotube-reinforced epoxy nanocomposites for mechanical property improvement

Authors: D. Mao, Z. Yaniv, R. Fink, L. Johnson

Affilation: Applied Nanotech, Inc., United States

Pages: 461 - 464

Keywords: CNT Nanocomposites Epoxy Resin

Abstract:
Through proper functionalization of the surface of CNTs, covalent bonds can be formed with the epoxy matrix. In addition, by breaking the van de waals force, CNTs can be well dispersed in the epoxy matrix enabling a uniform composite material. A uniform material with covalent bonds with the CNTs and epoxy material have enabled improvements in mechanical properties previously unseen. We will discuss the results of our research and development including successes and ongoing challenges.

Carbon nanotube-reinforced epoxy nanocomposites for mechanical property improvement

ISBN: 978-1-4398-1784-1
Pages: 694
Hardcopy: $179.95