What kind of carbon nanofiber is ideal for structural applications?

Rodney S. Ruoff*, Dong Qian, Wing K Liu, Weiqiang Ding, Xinqi Chen, Dimitry Dikin

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Abstract

We investigate with molecular mechanics the nature of load transfer for a number of candidate. CNT structures that shows promise in enhancing the weak load transfer mechanisms. We extend these studies to an amorphous carbon nanotube, where there is a mixture of trivalent and tetravalent carbon in the wall of the tube, to address the question of whether an a-C NT could be a high stiffness and strength fiber. It seems more likely that such "non-graphitized" amorphous carbon nanotubes may be synthesized prior to diamond being mass-produced in nanofiber form.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2538-2546
Number of pages9
JournalCollection of Technical Papers - AIAA/ASME/ASCE/AHS/ASC Structures, Structural Dynamics and Materials Conference
Volume4
StatePublished - Jan 1 2002
Event43rd Structures, Structural Dynamics and Materials Conference - Denver, CO, United States
Duration: Apr 22 2002Apr 25 2002

Keywords

  • Amorphous carbon
  • Load transfer
  • Nanofiber
  • Nanotube
  • Strength of material

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Architecture
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering

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