High-Performance Composites Produced from Dry-Processable Multi-Walled Carbon Nanotubes

Abstract

The unique combination of superior mechanical and physical properties of carbon nanotubes (CNTs) has motivated the research community to develop high-performance CNT composites for various structural and functional applications. How to control the microscale structure and morphology of CNTs and how to assemble them in effective and productive ways are critical for realizing their applications. Recent progress in the synthesis of dry-processable multi-walled carbon nanotube (MWCNT) has inspired new strategies for the best utilization of the excellent properties of MWCNTs in macroscopic composites. This chapter reviews the synthesis of dry-processable MWCNTs and the processing and properties of their composites. The preparation techniques and properties are also compared with the composites produced by wet-solution-processed CNTs.

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High-Performance Composites Produced from Dry-Processable Multi-Walled Carbon Nanotubes
Book Title
Porous lightweight composites reinforced with fibrous structures
Book DOI
10.1007/978-3-662-53804-3
Chapter DOI
10.1007/978-3-662-53804-3_1
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  • Yiqi Yang Send Email (1)
  • Jianyong Yu Send Email (2)
  • Helan Xu Send Email (3)
  • Baozhong Sun Send Email (4)
  • Editor Affiliation
  • 1 Department of Textiles, Merchandising and Fashion Design, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, Nebraska, USA
  • 2 College of Textiles, Donghua University, Shanghai, China
  • 3 Department of Textiles, Merchandising and Fashion Design, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, Nebraska, USA
  • 4 College of Textiles, Donghua University, Shanghai, China
  • Authors
  • Xin Wang (5) (9)
  • Jiangtao Di (6) (10)
  • Liwen Zhang (5)
  • Qingwen Li (6)
  • Philip D. Bradford (7)
  • Yuntian T. Zhu (5) (8)
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  • 5 Department of Materials Science and Engineering, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC, 27695, USA
  • 9 8000 Purfoy Road, Fuquay Varina, NC, 27526, USA
  • 6 Suzhou Institute of Nano-tech and Nano-bionics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Suzhou, 215123, China
  • 10 The Alan G. MacDiarmid NanoTech Institute, University of Texas at Dallas, Richardson, TX, 75083, USA
  • 7 Department of Textile Engineering, Chemistry and Science, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC, 27695, USA
  • 8 School of Materials Science and Engineering, Nanjing University of Science and Technology, Nanjing, 210094, China
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