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Bioinspired Layered Composites Based on Flattened Double-Walled Carbon Nanotubes

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  • Qunfeng Cheng,

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    1. Key Laboratory of Bio-inspired Smart Interfacial, Science and Technology of Ministry of Education, School of Chemistry and Environment, BeiHang University, Beijing 100191, PR China
    • Key Laboratory of Bio-inspired Smart Interfacial, Science and Technology of Ministry of Education, School of Chemistry and Environment, BeiHang University, Beijing 100191, PR China
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  • Mingzhu Li,

    1. Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100190, PR China
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  • Lei Jiang,

    1. Key Laboratory of Bio-inspired Smart Interfacial, Science and Technology of Ministry of Education, School of Chemistry and Environment, BeiHang University, Beijing 100191, PR China
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  • Zhiyong Tang

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    1. National Center for Nanoscience and Technology, Beijing 100190, PR China
    • National Center for Nanoscience and Technology, Beijing 100190, PR China.
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Abstract

Inspired by the layered hierarchical nano- and microstructures of natural nacre, flattened double-walled carbon nanotube (FDWCNT) reinforced epoxy composites are fabricated. Impressively, the prepared composites exhibit layered structures analogous to nacre, and the FDWCNT loading can reach 70 wt%, which results in superior mechanical properties that evidently outperform other existing materials.

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