Perspectives of Nano-Carbon Based Engineering Materials

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Autorinnen und Autoren: Greil P
Zeitschrift: Advanced Engineering Materials
Jahr der Veröffentlichung: 2014
Seitenbereich: 1-14
ISSN: 1438-1656


Nano-carbon materials attained considerable scientific interest due to their unique physico-chemical properties. Much less reports can be found on transferring the unique properties of super-strong individual nanoparticles like carbon nanotubes and graphene nanoplatelets into load bearing engineering materials. After reviewing structure and properties of nano-carbon properties the size effect governing the reduction of inherent mechanical properties upon transfer into macroscopic engineering materials is considered. While the potential of mechanical property enhancement of composites with random orientation of elongated carbon nanoparticles is limited by very low percolation thresholds, manufacturing of aligned microstructures, and tailoring of nanoparticle/matrix interface offers plenty of space for optimizing the mechanical properties of composites subjected to tensile loads. Since compression is the more common loading situation for ultra low-density nano-carbon materials the collapse stress is important for deriving design limits of nanoporous carbon materials. At the same level of density materials with nanotube or sheet carbon allotropes forming the struts may be expected to achieve a compression strength orders of magnitude higher than the porous graphitic materials. Finally, economic aspects of nano-carbon manufacturing are discussed.

FAU-Autorinnen und Autoren / FAU-Herausgeberinnen und Herausgeber

Greil, Peter Prof. Dr.
Lehrstuhl für Werkstoffwissenschaften (Glas und Keramik)

Zusätzliche Organisationseinheit(en)
Exzellenz-Cluster Engineering of Advanced Materials


E Lightweight Materials
Exzellenz-Cluster Engineering of Advanced Materials


Greil, P. (2014). Perspectives of Nano-Carbon Based Engineering Materials. Advanced Engineering Materials, 1-14.

Greil, Peter. "Perspectives of Nano-Carbon Based Engineering Materials." Advanced Engineering Materials (2014): 1-14.


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