Highly concentrated 3D macrostructure of individual carbon nanotubes in a ceramic environment

Mehdi Estili, Akira Kawasaki, Yoshio Sakka

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Abstract

A highly concentrated 3D macrostructure of individual multiwalled carbon nanotubes (MWCNTs) is practically realized in a ceramic environment with poreless/intimate interfaces by a scalable aqueous colloidal approach. This concept dramatically improves not only the transport property and network connectivity of the MWCNT 3D macrostructures (a DC-conductivity of nearly 5000 S m-1) but also the strain tolerance of the ceramic environment. Such low-cost and novel MWCNT/ceramic hybrids have many potential functional and structural applications.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4322-4326
Number of pages5
JournalAdvanced Materials
Volume24
Issue number31
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012 Aug 16

Keywords

  • carbon nanotube macrostructures
  • carbon nanotubes
  • ceramic matrix composites
  • ceramics
  • multiwalled (MWCNTs)
  • nanostructures

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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