By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Science Letter -- Data detailed on Surface and Interface Analysis have been presented. According to news originating from Ioannina, Greece, by NewsRx correspondents, research stated, "Carbon nanotubes (CNTs) were grown directly on the surface of carbon fibres, using the catalytic chemical vapour deposition. FeCo bimetallic catalysts were deposited on carbon fibres using a simple wet impregnation method."
Our news journalists obtained a quote from the research from the University of Ioannina, "CNTs were synthesized over the prepared catalysts by the catalytic decomposition of acetylene at 750 degrees C. The uniform CNT formation on the fibre surface was verified using scanning electron microscopy. Raman spectroscopy was employed to evaluate non-destructively the CNT growth and the CNT quality. Thermo gravimetric analysis and differential thermal analysis were employed as destructive methods to confirm the spectroscopic data. Single CNT-coated fibre fragmentation tests were performed to examine the interfacial shear strength (ISS) of the modified fibres. Acoustic emission was employed to monitor the fragmentation process in real time. Thus, the coated fibre structural integrity was assessed together with its stress transfer properties. Polarized optical microscopy was employed to cross validate the acoustic emission data."
According to the news editors, the research concluded: "It was found that the ISS of the nanotube-reinforced interphase was improved without affecting the fibre mechanical properties."
For more information on this research see: Carbon nanotube growth on high modulus carbon fibres: Morphological and interfacial characterization. Surface and Interface Analysis, 2013;45(9):1372-1381. Surface and Interface Analysis can be contacted at: Wiley-Blackwell, 111 River St, Hoboken 07030-5774, NJ, USA. (Wiley-Blackwell - www.wiley.com/; Surface and Interface Analysis - onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/10.1002/(ISSN)1096-9918)
The news correspondents report that additional information may be obtained from O. Boura, University of Ioannina, Dept. of Mat Engn, GR-45110 Ioannina, Greece. Additional authors for this research include E.K. Diamanti, S.A. Grammatikos, D. Gournis and A.S. Paipetis (see also Surface and Interface Analysis).
Keywords for this news article include: Greece, Europe, Ioannina, Fullerenes, Carbon Nanotubes, Surface and Interface Analysis
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