Fatigue failure mechanisms of single-walled carbon nanotube ropes embedded in epoxy

Y. Ren, Y. Q. Fu, K. Liao, F. Li, H. M. Cheng

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Abstract

The fatigue failure mechanisms of single-walled carbon nanotube (SWCNT) bundles were investigated under repeated tensile load embedded in epoxy matrix. The splitting of SWCNT bundles, kink formation and fracture of SWCNT bundles constituted damage and failure modes. The molecular mechanics simulations described patterns of crack propagation under tension in SWCNT. The observed fracture surfaces of SWCNT were reasonably reproduced which suggested possible fatigue failure mechanisms.

Original languageBritish English
Pages (from-to)2811-2813
Number of pages3
JournalApplied Physics Letters
Volume84
Issue number15
DOIs
StatePublished - 12 Apr 2004

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