Advances in the science and technology of carbon nanotubes and their composites: a review

This paper provides a concise review of recent advances in carbon nanotubes and their composites

Erik T Thostenson; Zhifeng Ren; Tsu-Wei Chou

2002

Scholarcy highlights

  • Since their first observation nearly a decade ago by Iijima
  • Helical microtubules of graphitic carbon Nature. 1991; 354:56–8), carbon nanotubes have been the focus of considerable research
  • The potential for nanocomposites reinforced with carbon tubes having extraordinary specific stiffness and strength represent tremendous opportunity for application in the 21st century
  • This paper provides a concise review of recent advances in carbon nanotubes and their composites
  • We examine the research work reported in the literature on the structure and processing of carbon nanotubes, as well as characterization and property modeling of carbon nanotubes and their composites

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