Carbon nanotube composites

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Title   Carbon nanotube composites
Author(s)   Schaller R., Forro L., Bonjour C., Carreño-Morelli E.
References   Proc. of International Nano Conference 2003 and Top Nano 21 Annual Meeting, St. Gallen, Switzerland, September 9-11, 2003, pp. 256-257
Abstract   Novel light metal matrix composites have been processed by powder metallurgy. The feasibility of manufacturing magnesium-based composites reinforced with carbon nanotubes has been assessed. Blends of metal powders and multi-walled carbon nanotubes were compacted by uniaxial hot pressing in graphite dies. A uniform distribution of nanotubes in the metal matrix has been obtained. Mg-2wt.%CNT composites exhibit Young’s modulus higher by more than 9 % with respect to unreinforced sintered magnesium.
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