Polymer/carbon nanotube composites

Challenges and opportunities

Satish Kumar, Tao Liu, T. V. Sreekumar, Tetsuya Uchida, Xiefei Zhang, Young Bin Park

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Abstract

Due to their exceptional mechanical, physical, thermal, optical, and electrical properties, carbon nanotubes and especially single wall carbon nanotubes are playing a critical role in the development of high-performance polymer composites. Polymer/carbon nanotube composites are processed into films, fibers, and bulk composites with significant mechanical and physical property enhancements. Single wall carbon nanotubes have high specific surface area, which can be further increased in activated carbon/single wall carbon nanotube composites. Such composite systems are promising candidates for supercapacitor applications. While single wall carbon nanotubes offer outstanding opportunities in materials development, many of the predicted properties can be achieved only if the nanotubes are well dispersed, exfoliated, and oriented in the polymer systems of interest. Currently, research is in progress addressing these issues in conjunction with the processing and characterization of polymer/carbon nanotube composites.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInternational SAMPE Technical Conference
Pages2173-2187
Number of pages15
Publication statusPublished - 2004
Event49th International SAMPE Symposium and Exhibition: Materials and Processing Technology - 60 Years of SAMPE Progress, SAMPE 2004 - Long Beach, CA, United States
Duration: May 16 2004May 20 2004

Other

Other49th International SAMPE Symposium and Exhibition: Materials and Processing Technology - 60 Years of SAMPE Progress, SAMPE 2004
CountryUnited States
CityLong Beach, CA
Period5/16/045/20/04

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Carbon Nanotubes
Carbon nanotubes
Polymers
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Physical properties
Mechanical properties
Specific surface area
Activated carbon
Nanotubes
Large scale systems
Electric properties
Thermodynamic properties
Optical properties
Fibers
Processing

Keywords

  • Advanced Composites
  • Carbon Nanotubes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Building and Construction
  • Chemical Engineering(all)
  • Polymers and Plastics
  • Chemical Engineering (miscellaneous)

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Kumar, S., Liu, T., Sreekumar, T. V., Uchida, T., Zhang, X., & Park, Y. B. (2004). Polymer/carbon nanotube composites: Challenges and opportunities. In International SAMPE Technical Conference (pp. 2173-2187)

Polymer/carbon nanotube composites : Challenges and opportunities. / Kumar, Satish; Liu, Tao; Sreekumar, T. V.; Uchida, Tetsuya; Zhang, Xiefei; Park, Young Bin.

International SAMPE Technical Conference. 2004. p. 2173-2187.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Kumar, S, Liu, T, Sreekumar, TV, Uchida, T, Zhang, X & Park, YB 2004, Polymer/carbon nanotube composites: Challenges and opportunities. in International SAMPE Technical Conference. pp. 2173-2187, 49th International SAMPE Symposium and Exhibition: Materials and Processing Technology - 60 Years of SAMPE Progress, SAMPE 2004, Long Beach, CA, United States, 5/16/04.
Kumar S, Liu T, Sreekumar TV, Uchida T, Zhang X, Park YB. Polymer/carbon nanotube composites: Challenges and opportunities. In International SAMPE Technical Conference. 2004. p. 2173-2187
Kumar, Satish ; Liu, Tao ; Sreekumar, T. V. ; Uchida, Tetsuya ; Zhang, Xiefei ; Park, Young Bin. / Polymer/carbon nanotube composites : Challenges and opportunities. International SAMPE Technical Conference. 2004. pp. 2173-2187
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