Ultrahigh Strength and Stiffness in Cross‐Linked Hierarchical Carbon Nanotube Bundles

  title={Ultrahigh Strength and Stiffness in Cross‐Linked Hierarchical Carbon Nanotube Bundles},
  author={Tobin Filleter and Rodrigo A. Bernal and S. Li and Horacio Dante Espinosa},
  journal={Advanced Materials},
IO N Utilizing the full mechanical capabilities of individual carbon nanotubes (CNT) – which can exhibit tensile strength and elastic modulus of up to 1TPa and 100 GPa, respectively [ 1–4 ] – has motivated a great deal of interest in CNT based nanocomposite materials. [ 5–10 ] Despite this signifi cant scientifi c effort, the strength, modulus, and toughness of CNT based fi bers and composites are typically dominated by weak shear interactions between adjacent shells, tubes, bundles, and matrix… 

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