Processing of nanotube-based nanocomposites
V.M. Karbhari, University of Alabama in Huntsville, USA
C.T. Love, U.S. Naval Research Laboratory, USA
With the continuing developments in materials synthesis and characterization at the nanoscale the potential of true materials tailoring has been enhanced substantially. In general this class of materials involves structures that have at least one dimension at the nanometer scale (usually taken to be up to 100 nanometers). The utilization of nanoscale fibers in polymer composites not only enables the development of uniquely created structures but also provides a means for the development of unique properties and functionalities at levels not possible with conventional fiber ...