Mechanical Performance of Carbon Nanotube-Reinforced Nanocomposites
There is a continuous demand for next-generation industrial materials because they offer advantages such as high performance, reliable life cycle, reasonable cost, and ease of mass production. Carbon nanotubes (CNTs), which possess unique properties such as beneficial mechanical, electrical, and thermal properties, as well as chemical stability, have received considerable attention as candidates for reinforcing ultra-high-performance nanocomposites. CNT-reinforced Al alloy matrix nanocomposites were fabricated by mechanical ball-milling and hot-pressing processes. The effects of different CNTs on the mechanical properties of the composites were investigated. The mechanical properties were found to change significantly depending on the type of CNT blended with the matrices. The mechanical performance of the nanocomposites can thus be controlled by using different types of CNT reinforcements.
H. S. Kwon et al., "Mechanical Performance of Carbon Nanotube-Reinforced Nanocomposites", Advanced Materials Research, Vol. 1110, pp. 60-64, 2015