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High-Strength and Multifunctional Macroscopic Fabric of Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes

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  • S. Wang,

    1. High-Performance Materials Institute, Department of Industrial & Manufacturing Engineering, FAMU-FSU College of Engineering Florida State University, 2525 Pottsdamer Street, Tallahassee, FL 32310-6046 (USA)
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  • Z. Liang,

    1. High-Performance Materials Institute, Department of Industrial & Manufacturing Engineering, FAMU-FSU College of Engineering Florida State University, 2525 Pottsdamer Street, Tallahassee, FL 32310-6046 (USA)
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  • B. Wang,

    1. High-Performance Materials Institute, Department of Industrial & Manufacturing Engineering, FAMU-FSU College of Engineering Florida State University, 2525 Pottsdamer Street, Tallahassee, FL 32310-6046 (USA)
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  • C. Zhang

    1. High-Performance Materials Institute, Department of Industrial & Manufacturing Engineering, FAMU-FSU College of Engineering Florida State University, 2525 Pottsdamer Street, Tallahassee, FL 32310-6046 (USA)
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  • This research was supported by AFOSR, AFRL ML, and AFRL MN. The management of this program by Dr. Charles Lee is greatly appreciated. We also would like to thank the Kent State University, Mercury Plastics, and AMPAC of University of Central Florida for allowing us to use their facilities.

Abstract

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.

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