Mechanical and Electrical Properties of Carbon Nanotubes in Copper-Matrix Nanocomposites


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Carbon nanotubes have received considerable attention because of their excellent electrical and mechanical properties. In this study, carbon nanotube - copper nanocomposites with homogeneously dispersed nanotubes within the copper matrix have been fabricated by two different methods; a mechanical mixing process and a molecular-level mixing process, which consists of mixing copper ions with functionalized nanotubes in a solvent. Small punch creep tests showed significantly improved mechanical properties of the nanocomposites. The electrical resistance of the nanocomposites also decreased.



Solid State Phenomena (Volume 120)

Edited by:

Young-Jin Kim






S. H. Baik et al., "Mechanical and Electrical Properties of Carbon Nanotubes in Copper-Matrix Nanocomposites", Solid State Phenomena, Vol. 120, pp. 285-288, 2007

Online since:

February 2007




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