Advanced Materials

Carbon Nanotube Sponge-Array Tandem Composites with Extended Energy Absorption Range

Authors

  • Zhiping Zeng,

    1. State Key Lab of Optoelectronic Materials and Technologies, School of Physics and Engineering, Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou, 510275, P. R. China
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  • Xuchun Gui,

    Corresponding author
    1. State Key Lab of Optoelectronic Materials and Technologies, School of Physics and Engineering, Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou, 510275, P. R. China
    • State Key Lab of Optoelectronic Materials and Technologies, School of Physics and Engineering, Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou, 510275, P. R. China
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  • Zhiqiang Lin,

    1. State Key Lab of Optoelectronic Materials and Technologies, School of Physics and Engineering, Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou, 510275, P. R. China
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  • Luhui Zhang,

    1. Department of Materials Science and Engineering, College of Engineering, Peking University, Beijing 100871, P. R. China
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  • Yi Jia,

    1. Key Laboratory for Advanced Materials Processing Technology, Ministry of Education, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Tsinghua University, Beijing 100084, P. R. China
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  • Anyuan Cao,

    Corresponding author
    1. Department of Materials Science and Engineering, College of Engineering, Peking University, Beijing 100871, P. R. China
    • Department of Materials Science and Engineering, College of Engineering, Peking University, Beijing 100871, P. R. China.
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  • Yuan Zhu,

    1. State Key Lab of Optoelectronic Materials and Technologies, School of Physics and Engineering, Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou, 510275, P. R. China
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  • Rong Xiang,

    1. State Key Lab of Optoelectronic Materials and Technologies, School of Physics and Engineering, Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou, 510275, P. R. China
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  • Tianzhun Wu,

    1. State Key Lab of Optoelectronic Materials and Technologies, School of Physics and Engineering, Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou, 510275, P. R. China
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  • Zikang Tang

    Corresponding author
    1. State Key Lab of Optoelectronic Materials and Technologies, School of Physics and Engineering, Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou, 510275, P. R. China
    2. Department of Physics, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Clear Water Bay, Kowloon, Hong Kong, China
    • State Key Lab of Optoelectronic Materials and Technologies, School of Physics and Engineering, Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou, 510275, P. R. China
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Abstract

Tandem composites made by integrating random sponge and aligned array layers show wider energy absorption range than individual layers. These composites have potential applications in energy absorption and cushioning under mechanical compression.

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