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Keywords:

  • Carbon nanotubes, single-walled;
  • Crosslinking;
  • Nanocomposites
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More than a sixfold increase in tensile strength and modulus of the macroscopic SWNT membranes is demonstrated (see figure) using electron-beam irradiation to effectively form intertube crosslinks. The strength increase is a quadratic function of irradiation dose.