Patterned Nanotube Structures
Precisely-patterned carbon nanotube structures are synthesized. This includes ultra-dense nanotube structures and nanotube/carbon fiber hybrid laminates. In these materials the nanotubes provide excellent load transfer in composite materials for improved toughness and strength.
Researchers: Hart and Wardle (MIT), Jackson (Solvay)
Nanotube / Polymer Interfaces
The effects of functionalization and polymer templating at nanotube surfaces on the properties of nanotube/polymer composites is studied. These studies are conducted for highly-packed nanotube arrays with thin polymer layers.
Researchers: Kumar (Georgia Tech) and Jackson (Solvay)