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Accession Number ADA564047
Title Engineering of High-Toughness Carbon Nanotubes Hierarchically Laminated Composites.
Publication Date Jan 2012
Media Count 5p
Personal Author N. A. Kotov
Abstract Toughness is one of the most critical parameters for aviation materials. Its maximization requires reaching high values of strain, Young s modulus, and ultimate strength, simultaneously, which makes the design and manufacturing of high-toughness materials quite challenging. Review of the current achievements and failures in this field give strongest possible indications that high performance materials with record toughness will require multiscale control of the structure of composites. This puts strict requirements on the composite processing technologies, but also opens the opportunities for the development of new class of practically and fundamentally important materials. In this proposal, we are taking advantage of the unique toolset provided by LBL deposition and dramatically increase toughness of composites working at the molecular, micro- and macro-scale levels of organization.
Keywords Carbon nanotubes
Composite processing technologies
Hierarchical laminates
Laminates
Lbl(Layer by layer)
Nanocomposites
Polyurethane resins
Polyurethanes
Toughness

 
Source Agency Non Paid ADAS
NTIS Subject Category 99C - Polymer Chemistry
71F - Composite Materials
41G - Quality Control & Reliability
Corporate Author Michigan Univ., Ann Arbor. Dept. of Chemical Engineering.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note Final rept. Jul 2010-Jul 2011.
NTIS Issue Number 1302
Contract Number FA9550-08-1-0382

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