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Title: The incorporation of carbon nanofibres to enhance the properties of hot compacted self-reinforced single polymer composites
Author: Foster, Richard John
Awarding Body: Leeds
Current Institution: University of Leeds
Date of Award: 2008
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Carbon nanotubes and nanofibres offer the potential for enhancement of a range of polymer properties. A number of types of fillers are available, ranging from single (SWNT) and multi-walled (MWNT) carbon nanotubes, with large aspect ratios (>1000) and longitudinal moduli approaching a terapascal, to more readily available vapour-grown carbon nanofibres (CNF), with longitudinal moduli of around 240GFfl.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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