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Hybridized Nanotubes and Graphene Oxide in CFRP Development for Space Use

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Multi-walled Carbon Nanotubes (MWCNT) and Graphene Oxide (GO) are potential nano materials for fabrication of conductive Carbon Fiber Reinforced Polymers (CFRP). The conductive CFRP in terms of electrical and thermal properties is well suited for space components to replace conventional materials like Invar, Kovar and Aluminum alloy. This paper discusses the fabrication of CFRP samples for developing space grade components using hybridization of MWCNT and rGO. Different concentration of MWCNT and rGO enhances electrical and thermal conductivity. Moreover, the characterization of the CFRP samples with this hybrid nano fillers are carried out in terms of thermal expansion and shielding effectiveness. This paper presents best suitable concentration for fulfilling the set of criteria required for enhancing the electrical and thermal properties for use in RF system.


  • Multi-walled carbon nanotubes
  • Graphene oxide
  • CFRP
  • Electrical conductivity
  • Thermal conductivity
  • Thermal expansion
  • Shielding effectiveness

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We are heartly thankful to Shri Sharad Shukla, Head ECPTF, V.M. Shah, Engr MQAD, Shri A.T. Parmar Sr. Technician-PMF of SAC-ISRO, Ahmedabad for their technical support. We would also like to express our heart-felt gratitude to Shri H.R. Kansara, Deputy Director, MESA, Shri N.M. Desai, Director, SAC-ISRO, Ahmedabad for their concern toward our work and abundance of motivation.

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Solanki, J.D. et al. (2022). Hybridized Nanotubes and Graphene Oxide in CFRP Development for Space Use. In: Dave, H.K., Dixit, U.S., Nedelcu, D. (eds) Recent Advances in Manufacturing Processes and Systems. Lecture Notes in Mechanical Engineering. Springer, Singapore.

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