Ultrahigh Strength and Stiffness in Cross-Linked Hierarchical Carbon Nanotube Bundles

Detailed facts of importance to specialist readers are published as ”Supporting Information”

T. Filleter; R. Bernal; S. Li; H.D. Espinosa

2011

Scholarcy highlights

  • Detailed facts of importance to specialist readers are published as ”Supporting Information”
  • Electron irradiation induced covalent cross-linking at multiple length scales within double-walled nanotube bundles is demonstrated to lead to ultrahigh effective strength and stiffness
  • In situ transmission electron microscopy tensile testing reveals both order of magnitude enhancements in the mechanical properties as well as distinct failure mechanisms of cross-linked versus un-crosslinked bundles
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