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Strain rate effects in the mechanical response of polymer-anchored carbon nanotube foams

Misra, Abha and Greer, Julia R. and Daraio, Chiara (2009) Strain rate effects in the mechanical response of polymer-anchored carbon nanotube foams. Advanced Materials, 21 (3). pp. 334-338. ISSN 0935-9648.

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Strain rate effects on the mechanical properties of carbon nanotube forests are studied, and several related interesting new phenomena are reported. Dense vertically aligned foam-like forests of carbon nanotubes are anchored on a thin, flexible polymer layer to provide structural stability, particularly at the higher strain rates. Permanent deformation and for the first time the delamination and crumbling of carbon nanotube walls is observed.

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Greer, Julia R.0000-0002-9675-1508
Daraio, Chiara0000-0001-5296-4440
Additional Information:© 2009 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. Received: July 15, 2008. Revised: September 10, 2008. Published online: November 4, 2008. C.D. and J.R.G. wish to acknowledge the support of this work by their Caltech start-up funds, A.M. acknowledges support by the Moore Fellowship. The authors also thank C. Kovalchick for his support on the CNTs/polymer adhesion tests and C. Garland on TEM supervision.
Group:Kavli Nanoscience Institute
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Gordon and Betty Moore FoundationUNSPECIFIED
Subject Keywords:carbon nanotubes; foams
Issue or Number:3
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Deposited By: Tony Diaz
Deposited On:06 Aug 2009 21:46
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