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Carbon Nanotubes Polymer Nanocomposites: Topic Description,
Properties, Potential Applications.
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Carbon Nanotubes Topic Description
In the technological field of polymer nanocomposites
, new potential applications may be obtain using carbon nanotubes
as reinforced nanofibers and to impart unique electrical and thermal properties to the polymer matrix
Due its typical structure with high aspect ratio and anisotropic structure,
carbon nanotubes show characteristic electrical and thermal properties.
After verification of extraordinary mechanical properties of carbon nanotubes and
its electrical conductivity and thermal properties, great excitement arise among researcher
considering potential applications.
So far, in contrast of layered silicate polymer nanocomposites, applications of carbon
nanotubes have been hindered mainly to production and synthesis problems.
In fact Carbon Nanotubes are now available commercially in limited quantities.
Currently, production of Carbon Nanotubes with specific dimensions and physical
properties is not be achieved.
For this reasons in the last decades many research program has been developed in order to
produce and to effective use of carbon nanotubes capacity.
Potential applications go beyond mechanical reinforzed nanomaterials
from antistatic film packaging to every applications in which are motivated well
established electrical, optical and thermal properties of carbon nanotubes.