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Carbon Nanotubes with Temperature-Invariant Creep and Creep-Recovery from −190 to 970 °C

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  • Ming Xu,

    1. Technology Research Association for Single Wall Carbon Nanotubes, (TASC) & Nanotube Research Center, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), Center 5, Higashi 1-1-1, 305-8565, Japan
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  • Don N. Futaba,

    Corresponding author
    1. Technology Research Association for Single Wall Carbon Nanotubes, (TASC) & Nanotube Research Center, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), Center 5, Higashi 1-1-1, 305-8565, Japan
    • Technology Research Association for Single Wall Carbon Nanotubes, (TASC) & Nanotube Research Center, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), Center 5, Higashi 1-1-1, 305-8565, Japan.
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  • Motoo Yumura,

    1. Technology Research Association for Single Wall Carbon Nanotubes, (TASC) & Nanotube Research Center, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), Center 5, Higashi 1-1-1, 305-8565, Japan
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  • Kenji Hata

    Corresponding author
    1. Technology Research Association for Single Wall Carbon Nanotubes, (TASC) & Nanotube Research Center, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), Center 5, Higashi 1-1-1, 305-8565, Japan
    2. Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST), Kawaguchi, 332-0012, Japan
    • Technology Research Association for Single Wall Carbon Nanotubes, (TASC) & Nanotube Research Center, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), Center 5, Higashi 1-1-1, 305-8565, Japan.
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Abstract

A viscoelastic carbon nanotube (CNT) material has been created that shows creep recovery, similar to silicone rubber, from –190 to 970 °C where polymers breakdown. Excellent thermal resistance is demonstrated by sequential creep recovery tests across extreme temperatures and interpreted to originate from the contacts among the non-aligned, unbundled CNTs.

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