A Concise Account on the Properties of CNT-Reinforced Epoxy Composites based on some Select References

  • L. Chang University of New South Wales, Sydney
  • Sri Bandyopadhyay University of New South Wales, Sydney
Keywords: Carbon nanotubes, Mechanical properties, Aspect ratio, Agglomeration


Recently it has been reported in the technical literature that carbon nanotubes (CNTs) have distinct effects on thermal, mechanical and electric properties of epoxy resins. Compared to single-walled nanotubes (SWCNT), multiwalled nanotubes (MWCNT) apparently show greater improvements. The maximum aspect ratio (L/D) of CNT is reportedly as high as 138,000,000. In addition, the carbon nanotubes when treated with surface modifier to generate functional groups on their surface can afford to provide better improvement of the properties of the epoxy based CNT-particulate composite system. There are a number of factors that can influence the properties of epoxy-CNT systems. This paper examined the technical contents from selective references and made an attempt to highlight the general understanding of the properties and performance of epoxy – CNT particulate composite systems.

Defence Science Journal, Vol. 64, No. 3, May 2014, pp.303-308, DOI:http://dx.doi.org/10.14429/dsj.64.7330


Author Biographies

L. Chang, University of New South Wales, Sydney
Mr Liang Chang is a Bachelor of Science from Beizing Institute of Technology, Chinaand Master of Science and Technology (Engg. Materials) from University of New South Wales (UNSW), in 2013. Presently working at Chongqing Materials Research Institute Co., Ltd. China.
Sri Bandyopadhyay, University of New South Wales, Sydney
Dr Sri Bandyopadhyay of UNSW Australia School of Materials Science and Engineering is an international experton microscopic and macroscopic aspectsof composites fabrication, characterisation and property formulation /improvements. He was senior research scientist in the Australian Defence Science & Technology Organisation MRL Melbourne where he earned the Best Scientist Award. He has about 130 journal papers, 10 invited book chapters, and another 120 or more conference publications.
How to Cite
Chang, L., & Bandyopadhyay, S. (2014). A Concise Account on the Properties of CNT-Reinforced Epoxy Composites based on some Select References. Defence Science Journal, 64(3), 303-308. https://doi.org/10.14429/dsj.64.7330
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