Direct Synthesis of a Macroscale Single-Walled Carbon Nanotube Non-Woven Material (pages 1529–1534)
L. Song, L. Ci, L. Lv, Z. Zhou, X. Yan, D. Liu, H. Yuan, Y. Gao, J. Wang, L. Liu, X. Zhao, Z. Zhang, X. Dou, W. Zhou, G. Wang, C. Wang and S. Xie
Article first published online: 23 SEP 2004 | DOI: 10.1002/adma.200306393
A tough non-woven material of single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWNTs) with an area of up to several tens of square centimeters (see Figure) has been prepared by a direct-floating chemical vapor deposition method followed by purification. The SWNT non-woven material exhibits an extremely high Young's modulus of ca. 0.4–0.7 TPa, so it has potential applications in mechanical reinforcement of composite materials.