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Thermo-mechanical stability of a cellular assembly of carbon nanotubes in air

Shastry, Vyasa V and Ramamurty, Upadrasta and Misra, Abha (2012) Thermo-mechanical stability of a cellular assembly of carbon nanotubes in air. In: CARBON, 50 (12). pp. 4373-4378.

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.carbon.2012.05.013

Abstract

Carbon nanotubes (CNT) in bulk form offer outstanding structural and functional properties, and are shown to remain viscoelastic over a wide temperature range (77-1273 K) under inert conditions. We examine the quasi-static and dynamic compressive mechanical response of these cellular CNT materials in ambient air up to a temperature of 773 K. In uniaxial quasi-static compression, several displacement bursts are noted at large strains. These are results of the slippage and zipping of the CNT, and lead to significant mechanical energy absorption. Results of the dynamic mechanical analysis experiments show no degradation in storage modulus and loss coefficient for up to 20 h at 673 K. Hence, these stable cellular CNT structures can be utilized up to a maximum temperature of 673 K in air, which is much higher than the best polymers. (C) 2012 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

Item Type: Journal Article
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Department/Centre: Division of Mechanical Sciences > Materials Engineering (formerly Metallurgy)
Division of Physical & Mathematical Sciences > Instrumentation Appiled Physics
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Date Deposited: 08 Jan 2013 12:29
Last Modified: 08 Jan 2013 12:29
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/45253

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