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A systematic investigation into a novel method for preparing carbon fibre–carbon nanotube hybrid structures

Li, Quanxiang, Church, Jeffrey S., Naebe, Minoo and Fox, Bronwyn L. 2016, A systematic investigation into a novel method for preparing carbon fibre–carbon nanotube hybrid structures, Composites part a: applied science and manufacturing, vol. 90, pp. 174-185, doi: 10.1016/j.compositesa.2016.05.004.

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Title A systematic investigation into a novel method for preparing carbon fibre–carbon nanotube hybrid structures
Author(s) Li, QuanxiangORCID iD for Li, Quanxiang orcid.org/0000-0002-0190-1930
Church, Jeffrey S.
Naebe, Minoo
Fox, Bronwyn L.
Journal name Composites part a: applied science and manufacturing
Volume number 90
Start page 174
End page 185
Total pages 12
Publisher Elsevier
Place of publication Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Publication date 2016-11
ISSN 1359-835X
Keyword(s) a. carbon fibres
a. carbon nanotubes and nanofibres
b. interface/interphase
electrospray
Summary By electrospraying solvent dispersed carbon nanotubes (CNTs) with a binder onto carbon fibre (CF), hybrid structures, with an end aim to improve interfacial bonding in composites, were formed. The electrospray parameters controlling the modification of the CNT morphologies were studied. High-speed camera observations found applied voltage was critical for determining spray mode development. Electric field simulations revealed a concentrated electric field region around each fibre. Both voltage and distance played an important role in determining the CNT morphology by mediating anchoring strength and electric field force. The forming mechanism investigation of different surface morphologies suggested that binder with appropriate wetness gives freedom to the CNTs, allowing them to orientate radially from the CF surface. Linear density (LD) measurements and thermogravimetric analysis revealed that a 10 min coating increased the LD of a single CF filament by up to 31.7% while a 1 h treatment increased fibre bundle mass by 1%.
Language eng
DOI 10.1016/j.compositesa.2016.05.004
Field of Research 091202 Composite and Hybrid Materials
100708 Nanomaterials
0912 Materials Engineering
0913 Mechanical Engineering
0901 Aerospace Engineering
Socio Economic Objective 970109 Expanding Knowledge in Engineering
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
Copyright notice ©2016, Elsevier
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30086024

Document type: Journal Article
Collection: Institute for Frontier Materials
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