Accession Number:

ADA588316

Title:

Molecular Design of Multilayer Composites from Carbon Nanotubes

Descriptive Note:

Final technical rept. 1 Apr 2005-31 Mar 2008

Corporate Author:

MICHIGAN UNIV ANN ARBOR DEPT OF MATERIALS SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2008-03-31

Pagination or Media Count:

5.0

Abstract:

The Air Force will require aerospace vehicles and weapon systems with performance superior to those of any potential adversary. Conductive nano-reinforcements offer an excellent potential for further improvement of structural performance and lightening protection of polymer composites used in numerous Air Force systems. Success in the proposed research will lead to scalable, low-cost method of producing SWNTpolymer composites thereby overcoming current obstacle to high volume loading of nanoreinforcement due to processing problems. Moreover, the research will lay a foundation for broader technology for multifunctional composite structures.

Subject Categories:

  • Refractory Fibers

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE