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Effect of fluid medium on mechanical behavior of carbon nanotube foam

Misra, Abha and Kumar, Praveen and Raney, Jordan R and Singhal, Anish and Lattanzi, Ludovica and Daraio, Chiara (2014) Effect of fluid medium on mechanical behavior of carbon nanotube foam. In: APPLIED PHYSICS LETTERS, 104 (22).

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.4881843


This study reports the constitutive response and energy absorption capabilities of fluid-impregnated carbon nanotube (CNT) foams under compressive loading as a function of fluid viscosity and loading rates. At all strain rates tested, we observe two characteristic regimes: below a critical value, increasing fluid viscosity increases the load bearing and energy absorption capacities; after a critical value of the fluid's viscosity, we observe a rapid decrease in the systems' mechanical performance. For a given fluid viscosity, the load bearing capacity of the structure slightly decreases with strain rate. A phenomenological model, accounting for fluid-CNT interaction, is developed to explain the observed mechanical behavior. (C) 2014 AIP Publishing LLC.

Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: Copyright for this article belongs to the AMER INST PHYSICS USA
Department/Centre: Division of Chemical Sciences > Materials Research Centre
Division of Physical & Mathematical Sciences > Instrumentation Appiled Physics
Date Deposited: 22 Jul 2014 11:37
Last Modified: 22 Jul 2014 11:37
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/49417

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