Imperial College London

Prof Milo Shaffer

Faculty of Natural SciencesDepartment of Chemistry

Professor of Materials Chemistry



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




Mr John Murrell +44 (0)20 7594 2845




M221Royal College of ScienceSouth Kensington Campus






BibTex format

author = {Subhani, T and Shaffer, MSP and Boccaccini, AR},
booktitle = {Ceramic Nanocomposites},
doi = {10.1533/9780857093493.2.208},
pages = {208--256},
title = {Carbon nanotube (CNT) reinforced glass and glass-ceramic matrix composites},
url = {},
year = {2013}

RIS format (EndNote, RefMan)

AB - In this chapter, glass and glass-ceramic matrix composites containing carbon nanotubes (CNTs) are discussed with an emphasis on their production, properties, microstructures and applications. Composite manufacturing routes require both CNT/matrix powder preparation techniques and their densification by suitable sintering processes. Physical, mechanical, functional and technological properties of the composites are evaluated, including density, hardness, elastic modulus, fracture strength and toughness, electrical and thermal conductivity, wear and friction resistance, and thermal shock, cycling and ageing resistance. Microstructural features are typically characterized by X-ray diffraction and scanning and transmission electron microscopy. Based on the characteristics obtained, potential applications of the composites are considered, together with a discussion of the unresolved manufacturing challenges and desirable, but still unattained, properties. © 2013. Woodhead Publishing Limited All rights reserved.
AU - Subhani,T
AU - Shaffer,MSP
AU - Boccaccini,AR
DO - 10.1533/9780857093493.2.208
EP - 256
PY - 2013///
SN - 9780857093387
SP - 208
TI - Carbon nanotube (CNT) reinforced glass and glass-ceramic matrix composites
T1 - Ceramic Nanocomposites
UR -
ER -