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Carbon Nanofibers Grown on Large Woven Cloths: Morphology and Properties of Growth

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Production Technology Group, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Twente, 7500 AE Enschede, The Netherlands
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Catalytic Processes and Materials Group, Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Twente, 7500 AE Enschede, The Netherlands
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Academic Editor: Craig E. Banks
Received: 26 April 2016 / Revised: 6 June 2016 / Accepted: 13 June 2016 / Published: 4 July 2016
The morphology and chemical composition of carbon nanofibers in situ grown on a large carbon-fiber woven fabric are studied using SEM measurements, X-ray Diffraction, X-ray Flourescence, and X-ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy. Results show that nanofibers can have a density and a morphology potentially advantageous for application in polymer-matrix composites. The fiber surface functional groups significantly change after the growth and this also potentially provides a better interfacial adhesion. These advantages can be controlled, e.g., by the catalyst loading and the type of solvent used for its deposition. View Full-Text
Keywords: fabrics; CVD; carbon nanofibers; morphology; chemical properties fabrics; CVD; carbon nanofibers; morphology; chemical properties
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Koissin, V.; Bor, T.; Kotanjac, Ž.; Lefferts, L.; Warnet, L.; Akkerman, R. Carbon Nanofibers Grown on Large Woven Cloths: Morphology and Properties of Growth. C 2016, 2, 19.

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