Structural evolution of carbon nanotubes in composites under contact sliding stresses

@inproceedings{Zarudi2006StructuralEO,
  title={Structural evolution of carbon nanotubes in composites under contact sliding stresses},
  author={I. Zarudi and Liangchi Zhang},
  year={2006}
}
We discovered a new structural evolution of carbon nanotubes (CNTs) in epoxy composites subjected to contact sliding stresses. Our analysis under high resolution transmission electron microscopy showed that the evolution has three stages which are (a) the bonding breakage of the CNTs, (b) the formation of sinusoidal shells, and (c) the consolidation of nanoparticles. We then explored the evolution mechanisms theoretically. 

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