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Mechanical and Electrical Characterization of Entangled Networks of Carbon Nanofibers

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Mechanical Engineering Department, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM 87106, USA
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Applied Engineering, Millersville University, Millersville, PA 17551, USA
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Electrical & Computer Engineering Department, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM 87106, USA
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Civil Engineering Department, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM 87106, USA
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Materials 2014, 7(6), 4845-4853; https://doi.org/10.3390/ma7064845
Received: 1 March 2014 / Revised: 23 May 2014 / Accepted: 3 June 2014 / Published: 23 June 2014
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Carbon Fibers)
Entangled networks of carbon nanofibers are characterized both mechanically and electrically. Results for both tensile and compressive loadings of the entangled networks are presented for various densities. Mechanically, the nanofiber ensembles follow the micromechanical model originally proposed by van Wyk nearly 70 years ago. Interpretations are given on the mechanisms occurring during loading and unloading of the carbon nanofiber components. View Full-Text
Keywords: carbon; entangled; nanofibers carbon; entangled; nanofibers
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Mousavi, A.K.; Atwater, M.A.; Mousavi, B.K.; Jalalpour, M.; Taha, M.R.; Leseman, Z.C. Mechanical and Electrical Characterization of Entangled Networks of Carbon Nanofibers. Materials 2014, 7, 4845-4853.

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