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Fibers and Polymers

, Volume 15, Issue 2, pp 322–325 | Cite as

Enhanced mechanical performance of CNT/Polymer composite yarns by γ-irradiation

  • Jackie Y. CaiEmail author
  • Jie Min
  • Menghe Miao
  • Jeffrey S. Church
  • Jill McDonnell
  • Robert Knott
  • Stephen Hawkins
  • Chi Huynh
Article

Abstract

Multiwall carbon nanotube (CNT) spun yarns were subjected to γ-irradiation in an oxygen rich environment, followed by the application of epoxy to form CNT/epoxy composite yarns with a high CNT fraction. The method for fabrication of the CNT/polymer composite yarns was presented, and the effect of γ-irradiation on the mechanical performance of the pure CNT spun yarns and their epoxy composite yarns were studied. The γ-irradiated CNT yarns were also characterized by X-ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy and Raman spectroscopy. The results of this study have demonstrated that the γ-irradiation is an effective micro-engineering tool to improve mechanical properties of the CNT spun yarn and its epoxy composite yarn.

Keywords

Carbon nanotube Yarn Mechanical property Epoxy Gamma irradiation 

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© The Korean Fiber Society and Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 2014

Authors and Affiliations

  • Jackie Y. Cai
    • 1
    Email author
  • Jie Min
    • 1
    • 4
  • Menghe Miao
    • 1
  • Jeffrey S. Church
    • 1
  • Jill McDonnell
    • 1
  • Robert Knott
    • 2
  • Stephen Hawkins
    • 3
  • Chi Huynh
    • 3
  1. 1.CSIRO Materials Science and EngineeringWaurn PondsAustralia
  2. 2.Australian Nuclear Science and Technology OrganisationMenaiAustralia
  3. 3.CSIRO Materials Science and EngineeringClaytonAustralia
  4. 4.College of Chemistry, Chemical Engineering and BiotechnologyDonghua UniversityShanghaiChina

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