A Carbon Nanomattress: A New Nanosystem with Intrinsic, Tunable, Damping Properties


  • The authors would like to thank the Singapore Insitute of Manufacturing Technology (SIMTech) and Jinu Paul from the National University of Singapore for their technical support. Supporting Information is available online from Wiley InterScience or from the author.


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A new nanostructured material with tunable viscoelastic properties is fabricated using a 2D on 1D approach. The material differs from traditional carbon nanotube (CNT) re-enforced materials in that it has an integrated, hard, amorphous diamond (a-D) surface that can spread point stresses evenly to the underlying CNT supports (see figure). The film is unique in that it is both hard and wear-resistant but still maintains viscoelastic properties.