Carbon nanotube-reinforced nanocomposites

Lau, Alan kin-tak (2011) Carbon nanotube-reinforced nanocomposites. In: Multifunctional polymer nanocomposites. Taylor & Francis (CRC Press), Boca Raton, FL. United States, pp. 19-45. ISBN 978-1-4398-1682-0

Abstract

A single-walled nanotube (SWNT), similar to a sheet of graphene, rolls over to form a tube with the longest ends joined together to form a cylinder, and theoretically possesses superior mechanical, electrical, and thermal properties. In this regard, graphene has been referred to as an infinite alternant (only a six-member carbon ring). Mechanical property tests showed that graphene has a breaking strength 200 times greater than steel. However, the process of separating it from graphite, where it occurs naturally, will require some technological developments before it becomes economical enough to be used in industrial processes.


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Item Type: Book Chapter (Commonwealth Reporting Category B)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Chapter 2. Permanent restricted access to published version due to publisher copyright policy. Print copy held in the USQ Library at 620.192 Mul.
Depositing User: Professor Alan Lau
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Engineering and Surveying - No Department
Date Deposited: 22 Jun 2011 07:56
Last Modified: 06 Jul 2012 03:12
Uncontrolled Keywords: nanotechnology; carbon; graphene; graphite
Identification Number or DOI: doi: 10.1201/b10462-3
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/19239

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