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134 nature materials | VOL 4 | FEBRUARY 2005 | www.nature.com/naturematerials Viscoelasticity in carbon nanotube
 

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134 nature materials | VOL 4 | FEBRUARY 2005 | www.nature.com/naturematerials
Viscoelasticity in carbon nanotube
composites
JONGHWAN SUHR1
,NIKHIL KORATKAR1
*,PAWEL KEBLINSKI2
AND PULICKEL AJAYAN2
1
Department of Mechanical,Aerospace and Nuclear Engineering, 2
Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute,Troy, New York 12180, USA
*e-mail: koratn@rpi.edu
Published online: 9 January 2005; doi:10.1038/nmat1293
P
olymer composites reinforced by carbon nanotubes have
been extensively researched14
for their strength and stiffness
properties. Unless the interface is carefully engineered,
poor load transfer between nanotubes (in bundles) and between
nanotubes and surrounding polymer chains may result in

  

Source: Ajayan, Pulickel M. - Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science, Rice University

 

Collections: Materials Science