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Preparation and Mechanical Properties of Graphene/Carbon Fiber-Reinforced Hierarchical Polymer Composites

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Institute of Polymer Science and Technology (ICTP-CSIC), C/ Juan de la Cierva 3, 28006 Madrid, Spain
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Instituto Nacional del Carbón, INCAR-CSIC, C/ Francisco Pintado Fe 26, 33011 Oviedo, Spain
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Department of Materials and Metallurgical Engineering, University of Oviedo, Edificio Departamental Este, Campus de Viesques, 33203 Gijón, Spain
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J. Compos. Sci. 2019, 3(1), 30; https://doi.org/10.3390/jcs3010030
Received: 22 February 2019 / Revised: 19 March 2019 / Accepted: 22 March 2019 / Published: 25 March 2019
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Recent Advances in Graphene-based Nanocomposites)
Conventional carbon fiber-reinforced plastics (CFRP) have extensively been used as structural elements in a myriad of sectors due to their superior mechanical properties, low weight and ease of processing. However, the relatively weak compression and interlaminar properties of these composites limit their applications. Interest is, therefore, growing in the development of hierarchical or multiscale composites, in which, a nanoscale filler reinforcement is utilized to alleviate the existing limitations associated with the matrix-dominated properties. In this work, the fabrication and characterization of hierarchical composites are analyzed through the inclusion of graphene to conventional CFRP by vacuum-assisted resin infusion molding. View Full-Text
Keywords: composite; hierarchical; carbon fiber; graphene composite; hierarchical; carbon fiber; graphene
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Vázquez-Moreno, J.M.; Sánchez-Hidalgo, R.; Sanz-Horcajo, E.; Viña, J.; Verdejo, R.; López-Manchado, M.A. Preparation and Mechanical Properties of Graphene/Carbon Fiber-Reinforced Hierarchical Polymer Composites. J. Compos. Sci. 2019, 3, 30.

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