Intergration of Carbon and Boron Nanotubes into Ceramic Materials

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Authors
  1. Lin, S.
  2. Simard, B.
  3. Bosnick, K.
  4. O’Toole, M.
  5. Merati, A.
  6. Bielawski, M.
  7. Lo, J.
  8. Zhang, R.
  9. Walsh, D.
  10. Bolduc, M.
Corporate Authors
Defence Research and Development Canada, Valcartier Research Centre, Quebec QC (CAN)
Abstract
Carbon nanotube (CNT) can be conceptualized as a rolled-up sheet of one (or more)-atom-thick layer of graphite, i.e. graphene. Owing to their extraordinary mechanical properties, e.g., tensile strength of up to ~100 GPa, CNTs find applications as additives to various structuralmaterials, such as ceramics. The CNT-reinforced ceramics are capable of overcoming ceramic’s intrinsic brittleness and relatively low fracture toughness by absorbing energy over a large area, and consequently increase the ballistic performance of the ceramic plate.
Keywords
composite ceramic;nanotubes;armour materials
Report Number
DRDC-RDDC-2014-N12 — External Literature
Date of publication
26 Aug 2015
Number of Pages
8
DSTKIM No
CA040901
CANDIS No
802001
Format(s):
Electronic Document(PDF)

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