Applications: Composites

Enrique V. Barrera, M. L. Shofner, Erica L Corral

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With continued developments in the synthesis and production of carbon nanotubes, composite materials containing nanotubes are a near-term application and will see innovations that take advantage of their special properties. New conducting polymers, multifunctional polymer composites, conducting metal matrix composites, and higher fracture-strength ceramics are just a few of the new materials being processed that make them near-term opportunities. Moreover, high conductors that are multifunctional (electrical and structural), highly anisotropic insulators and high-strength, porous ceramics are more examples of new materials that can come from nanotubes. Figure 11.1 shows some of the opportunities that will emerge from new nanotube-reinforced composites.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationCarbon Nanotubes
Subtitle of host publicationScience and Applications
PublisherCRC Press
Number of pages24
ISBN (Electronic)9780203494936
ISBN (Print)9780849321115
StatePublished - Jan 1 2004
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Chemical Engineering(all)
  • Materials Science(all)

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    Barrera, E. V., Shofner, M. L., & Corral, E. L. (2004). Applications: Composites. In Carbon Nanotubes: Science and Applications (pp. 253-276). CRC Press.