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New Fullerenes Study Findings Recently Were Reported by Researchers at Institute for Nanotechnology (Mechanical and electrical properties of aligned...

July 11, 2014



New Fullerenes Study Findings Recently Were Reported by Researchers at Institute for Nanotechnology (Mechanical and electrical properties of aligned carbon nanotube/carbon matrix composites)

By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Science Letter -- Data detailed on Fullerenes have been presented. According to news reporting originating in Suzhou, People's Republic of China, by NewsRx journalists, research stated, "To synthesize carbon nanotube/carbon matrix (CNT/C) composites rivaling or exceeding the mechanical and electrical properties of current carbon fiber/carbon matrix composites, it is essential to align carbon nanotubes in the composite. In this work, we fabricated CNT/polyacrylonitrile (PAN) precursor composites with high degree of CNT alignment, and carbonized and graphitized them at high temperatures."

The news reporters obtained a quote from the research from Institute for Nanotechnology, "Carbonizing the precursor composites significantly improved their elastic modulus, strength, and electrical conductivity. The matrix was uniformly carbonized and highly graphitized."

According to the news reporters, the research concluded: "The excellent mechanical and electrical properties make the CNT/C composites promising for many high temperature aerospace applications."

For more information on this research see: Mechanical and electrical properties of aligned carbon nanotube/carbon matrix composites. Carbon, 2014;75():307-313. 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)

Our news correspondents report that additional information may be obtained by contacting Z. Zhou, Suzhou Inst Nanotech & Nanobion, Suzhou 215125, People's Republic of China. Additional authors for this research include X. Wang, S. Faraji, P.D. Bradford, Q.W. Li and Y.T. Zhu (see also Fullerenes).

Keywords for this news article include: Asia, Suzhou, Fullerenes, Carbon Nanotubes, People's Republic of China

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