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author = {Herceg, TM and Abidin, MSZ and Greenhalgh, ES and Shaffer, MSP and Bismarck, A},
doi = {10.1016/j.compscitech.2016.02.015},
journal = {Composites Science and Technology},
pages = {134--141},
title = {Thermosetting hierarchical composites with high carbon nanotube loadings: en route to high performance},
url = {},
volume = {127},
year = {2016}

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AB - A wet powder impregnation route to manufacture carbon fibre reinforced thermoplastic composites was adapted to accommodate thermosetting matrices reinforced with high fractions (20 wt%/13.6 vol%) of multiwalled carbon nanotubes (CNTs). The produced carbon fibre prepregs were consolidated into laminates with fibre volume fractions of 50–58% and up to 6.1 vol% CNTs. Microscopic imaging confirmed successful consolidation at intermediate CNT loadings, but some voidage at the highest CNT loading due to the highly viscoelastic uncured matrix. Nonetheless, through-thickness electrical conductivity and Mode I interlaminar fracture toughness were enhanced by as much as 152% and 24% to unprecedented values of σ = 53 S m−1 and GIC = 840 J m−2, respectively. Fractographic characterisation indicated that crack deflection was the mechanism responsible for the improved fracture toughness. The material properties were shown to be strongly dependent on the microstructure of the matrix.
AU - Herceg,TM
AU - Abidin,MSZ
AU - Greenhalgh,ES
AU - Shaffer,MSP
AU - Bismarck,A
DO - 10.1016/j.compscitech.2016.02.015
EP - 141
PY - 2016///
SN - 0266-3538
SP - 134
TI - Thermosetting hierarchical composites with high carbon nanotube loadings: en route to high performance
T2 - Composites Science and Technology
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VL - 127
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