Processing and Mechanical Property Characterization of Aligned Carbon Nanotube Carbon Matrix Nanocomposites
Author(s)Stein, Itai Y; Vincent, Hanna M.; Steiner III, Stephen Alan; Colombini, Elena; Wardle, Brian L
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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.
DepartmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics; Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Materials Science and Engineering; Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Mechanical Engineering
Proceedings of the 54th AIAA/ASME/ASCE/AHS/ASC Structures, Structural Dynamics, and Materials Conference
American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics
Stein, Itai Y., Hanna M. Vincent, Stephen A. Steiner, Elena Colombini, and Brian L. Wardle. “Processing and Mechanical Property Characterization of Aligned Carbon Nanotube Carbon Matrix Nanocomposites.” 54th AIAA/ASME/ASCE/AHS/ASC Structures, Structural Dynamics, and Materials Conference, 5 April , 2013, Boston, MA, USA.
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