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Carbon Nanotube Reinforced Composites: Metal and Ceramic Matrices / Edition 1

Carbon Nanotube Reinforced Composites: Metal and Ceramic Matrices / Edition 1

by Sie Chin Tjong, Tjong, S. C. Tjong


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ISBN-13: 9783527408924
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 06/30/2009
Pages: 242
Product dimensions: 6.70(w) x 9.60(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

S.C. Tjong is currently a professor at the Department of Physics and Materials Science of the City University of Hong Kong. He received his M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees from The University of Manchester (U.K.) in 1974 and 1976, respectively. Professor Tjong specializes in nanomaterials, ceramics, and in physical and mechanical properties of metal- and polymer matrix composites. He has published over 300 scientific papers in peer-reviewed journals, edited one previous book and authored twelve book chapters. He is a chartered engineer (U.K.), a chartered scientist (U.K.), a Fellow of The Institute of Materials, Mining and Minerals (U.K.), and a member of The American Chemical Society.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction
- Types of carbon nanotubes (CNTs)
- Synthesis of carbon nanotubes
- Importance of CNT-metal nanocomposites
- Importance of CNT-ceramic nanocomposites
- Current challenges in developing CNT reinforced metal and ceramic matrix nanocomposites
2. Carbon nanotube -metal nanocomposites
- Processing of CNT-metal nanocomposites
- Dispersion of CNTs in metals
- Interfaces in CNT-metal nanocomposites
- Aluminum, magnesium and titanium-based composites
- Microstructural characterization
3. Physical Properties of CNT-metal nanocomposites
- Electrical behavior
- Percolation concentration
4. Mechanical characteristics of CNT-metal nanocomposites
- Tensile deformation behavior
- Strengthening and toughening mechanism
- Structure-property relationship
- Comparison with nanoparticle-reinforced metals
5. Carbon nanotube-ceramic nanocomposites
- Preparation of CNT-ceramic nanocomposites
- Oxide based nanocomposites : Alumina, magnesia, silica, titania and zirconia matrices
- Carbide-based nanocomposites: Silicon carbide, boron carbide
- Nitride-based nanocomposites: Silicon nitride
- Microstructural characterization
6. Physical Properties of CNT-ceramic nanocomposites
- Electrical behavior
- Percolation concentration
- Thermal behavior
7. Mechanical characteristics of CNT-ceramic nanocomposites
- Strengthening and toughening
- Microdeformation mechanism
- Fracture toughness
8. Conclusions
- Future prospects
- Potential applications of CNT-metal nanocomposites
- Potential applications of CNT-ceramic nanocomposites

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