Imperial College London

Prof Milo Shaffer

Faculty of Natural SciencesDepartment of Chemistry

Professor of Materials Chemistry
 
 
 
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Contact

 

+44 (0)20 7594 5825m.shaffer Website

 
 
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Assistant

 

Mr John Murrell +44 (0)20 7594 2845

 
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Location

 

M221Royal College of ScienceSouth Kensington Campus

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Summary

 

Publications

Citation

BibTex format

@article{Qian:2012,
author = {Qian, H and Diao, HL and Houllé, M and Amadou, J and Shirshova, N and Greenhalgh, ES and Shaffer, MSP and Bismarck, A},
journal = {ECCM 2012 - Composites at Venice, Proceedings of the 15th European Conference on Composite Materials},
title = {Carbon fibre modifications for composite structural power devices},
year = {2012}
}

RIS format (EndNote, RefMan)

TY  - JOUR
AB - This research project focuses on the development of new multifunctional composite materials, which allow energy storage functionality to be imbued upon low weight structural components. A crucial requirement for efficient structural energy storage composites is the development of structural carbon fibre electrode materials that possess high electrochemical surface area and stability whilst supporting high mechanical loads. In the present work, a variety of carbon fibre modifications were investigated, including chemical activation, carbon nanotube (CNT) sizing and CNT-grafting. The effects of these different modification methods on the fibre surface microstructure, electrochemical, and mechanical performance were studied and compared. In the most promising cases, up to a hundred-fold improvement in electrical storage capacity was achieved. Furthermore, single fibre tensile tests demonstrated that the intrinsically excellent mechanical properties of the carbon fibre were retained after the modifications.
AU - Qian,H
AU - Diao,HL
AU - Houllé,M
AU - Amadou,J
AU - Shirshova,N
AU - Greenhalgh,ES
AU - Shaffer,MSP
AU - Bismarck,A
PY - 2012///
TI - Carbon fibre modifications for composite structural power devices
T2 - ECCM 2012 - Composites at Venice, Proceedings of the 15th European Conference on Composite Materials
ER -