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Diameter dependent strength of carbon nanotube reinforced composite
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10.1063/1.3168520
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FIG. 1.

TEM results of MWNTs (a) CNT , (b) CNT 8–15 nm, (c) CNT 20–30 nm, and (d) CNT 30–50 nm.

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Schematic flow chart of LIGA process and the shape of the tensile test sample.

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FIG. 3.

SEM images of the (a) deposited pure copper and Cu/CNT composite samples (after using alcohol to reveal grain boundaries) with different CNT diameters: (b) CNT 1.5–3 nm, (c) CNT , (d) CNT 8–15 nm, (e) CNT 20–30 nm, and (f) CNT 30–50 nm.

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FIG. 4.

(a) Tensile stress-strain curve of pure Cu and Cu/CNT composites with different diameters and (b) averaged tensile strengths versus CNT diameters of Cu/CNT composites.

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FIG. 5.

SEM images of fractured morphologies of (a) pure copper and (b) Cu/CNT (20–30 nm) composite. A TEM image of the fractured Cu/CNT (c) shows trapped CNTs in Cu matrix.

Tables

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Table I.

CNTs used in the experiments.

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Table II.

Composition of the electrolyte for electrochemical deposition.

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Scitation: Diameter dependent strength of carbon nanotube reinforced composite
http://aip.metastore.ingenta.com/content/aip/journal/apl/95/2/10.1063/1.3168520
10.1063/1.3168520
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