• On Young’s modulus of multi-walled carbon nanotubes

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      Multi-walled carbon nanotubes; CNT/Al nanocomposites; Young’s modulus; TEM.

    • Abstract


      Carbon nanotubes (CNTs) were discovered by Iijima in 1991 as the fourth form of carbon. Carbon nanotubes are the ultimate carbon fibres because of their high Young’s modulus of ≈ 1 TPa which is very useful for load transfer in nanocomposites. In the present work, CNT/Al nanocomposites were fabricated by the powder metallurgy technique and after extrusion of the nanocomposites bright field transmission electron microscopic (TEM) studies were carried out. From the TEM images so obtained, a novel method of ascertaining the Young’s modulus of multi-walled carbon nanotubes is worked out in the present paper which turns out to be 0.9 TPa which is consistent with the experimental results.

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      K T Kashyap1 R G Patil1

      1. Department of Mechanical Engineering, People Education Society Institute of Technology, 100 Feet Ring Road, Bangalore 560 085, India
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