Engineering strong intergraphene shear resistance in multi-walled carbon nanotubes and dramatic tensile improvements

Mehdi Estili, Akira Kawasaki

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Abstract

Strong intergraphene shear resistance is engineered in multi-walled carbon nanotubes (MWCNTs) by embedding the nanotubes into a compressive-stressing ceramic environment to exploit the exceptional strength of its inner graphene walls during tensile loading. A dramatic enhancement in the tensile failure load of MWCNT is achieved in the ceramic environment and a new multi-wall failure mechanism is discovered.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)607-610
Number of pages4
JournalAdvanced Materials
Volume22
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010 Feb 2

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering

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