By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Science Letter -- Data detailed on Fullerenes have been presented. According to news originating from Potsdam, New York, by NewsRx correspondents, research stated, "The mechanical enhancement of carbon nanotube (CNT) networks by mobile and discrete binders was explored by performing coarse-grained molecular dynamics (CGMD) simulations. The underlying mechanism of modifying deformation affinity is elucidated."
Our news journalists obtained a quote from the research from Clarkson University, "We perform tensile tests and dynamical mechanical analysis (DMA) to quantify the strength, energy dissipation capacity, and viscoelastic performance of the material. Simulation results show that binders are apt to aggregate and cluster at the junctions between CNTs, resisting the reorientation, bundling and sliding processes that lead to microstructural evolution of the network. The effects enhance the strength, energy dissipation capacity and storage modulus of the network generally. Their dependence on the interfacial adhesion energy and weight fraction of binders is discussed in detail based on the simulation results."
According to the news editors, the research concluded: "The findings here pave the way for tuning properties of CNT networks for mechanical, electrochemical, and filtration applications."
For more information on this research see: Enhanced mechanical properties of carbon nanotube networks by mobile and discrete binders. Carbon, 2013;64():237-244. Carbon can be contacted at: Pergamon-Elsevier Science Ltd, The Boulevard, Langford Lane, Kidlington, Oxford OX5 1GB, England. (Elsevier - www.elsevier.com; Carbon - www.elsevier.com/wps/product/cws_home/258)
The news correspondents report that additional information may be obtained from C. Wang, Clarkson University, Dept. of Civil & Environm Engn, Potsdam, NY 13699, United States. Additional authors for this research include L.F. Wang and Z.P. Xu (see also Fullerenes).
Keywords for this news article include: Potsdam, New York, Fullerenes, United States, Carbon Nanotubes, North and Central America
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