Synthesis of sea urchin-like particles of carbon nanotubes directly grown on stainless steel cores and their effect on the mechanical properties of polymer composites

Xuan Hoa Nguyen, Yang Bok Lee, Choong Hyun Lee, Dae Soon Lim

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Abstract

Multi-walled carbon nanotubes (CNTs) were directly grown on spherical stainless steel (SS) particles of average diameter of 100 nm to produce a structure that resembled sea urchins. Micro-structural observations by scanning and transmission electron microscopy revealed that the CNTs were densely deposited and adhered well to the SS particles. Using these particles as a filler in polymer composites produced a high tensile strength as results of their effective dispersion and good interfacial bonding to the polymer matrix.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2910-2916
Number of pages7
JournalCarbon
Volume48
Issue number10
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010 Aug

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Materials Science(all)

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