Multifunctional Composites of Ceramics and Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes

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  • Nitin P. Padture

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    1. Department of Materials Science and Engineering Center for Emergent Materials The Ohio State University Columbus, OH 43210 (USA)
    • Department of Materials Science and Engineering Center for Emergent Materials The Ohio State University Columbus, OH 43210 (USA).
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Abstract

Polycrystalline ceramic/single-walled carbon nanotube (SWNT) composites possess unique grain boundaries, containing 1D tortuous SWNTs bundles that form 2D tangled embedded nets. This unprecedented grain-boundary structure allows tailoring of multifunctional ceramic/SWNTs composites with unique combinations of desirable mechanical (toughness, strength, creep) and transport (electrical, thermal) properties. A brief discussion and analysis of recent developments in these composites are presented.

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