Single-walled carbon nanotube-derived novel structural material

Go Yamamoto, Yoshinori Sato, Toru Takahashi, Mamoru Omori, Toshiyuki Hashida, Akira Okubo, Kazuyuki Tohji

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Binder-free macroscopic single-walled carbon nanotube (SWCNT) solids were prepared by spark plasma sintering (SPS) of purified SWCNTs. The effects of processing temperatures and pressures on the mechanical properties of the SWCNT solids and structural change of SWCNTs in the SWCNT solids were investigated. Transmission electron microscope observation of the SWCNT solids revealed that the high-temperature treatment has transformed some part of the SWCNTs into amorphous-like structure and the rest of the SWCNTs remained buried into the above structure. The mechanical properties of the SWCNT solids increased with the increasing processing temperature, probably reflecting the improvement of interfacial strength between SWCNTs and disordered structure of carbon due to the spark plasma generated in the SPS process.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1537-1542
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Materials Research
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 2006 Jun

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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