Processing and Mechanical Property Characterization of Aligned Carbon Nanotube Carbon Matrix Nanocomposites

17 Dec 2017  ·  Stein Itai Y., Vincent Hanna M., Steiner Stephen A. III, Colombini Elena, Wardle Brian L. ·

Materials comprising carbon nanotube (CNT) aligned nanowire (NW) polymer nanocomposites (A-PNCs) are emerging as next-generation materials for use in aerospace structures. Enhanced operating regimes, such as operating temperatures, motivate the study of CNT aligned NW ceramic matrix nanocomposites (A-CMNCs)... Here we report the synthesis of CNT A-CMNCs through the pyrolysis of CNT A-PNC precursors, thereby creating carbon matrix CNT A-CMNCs. Characterization reveals that the fabrication of high strength, high temperature, lightweight next-generation aerospace materials is possible using this method. Additional characterization and modeling are planned. read more

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