Measurements of near-ultimate strength for multiwalled carbon nanotubes and irradiation-induced crosslinking improvements

We report multiwalled carbon nanotubes with a mean fracture strength >100 GPa, which exceeds earlier observations by a factor of approximately three

Bei Peng; Mark Locascio; Peter Zapol; Shuyou Li; Steven L. Mielke; George C. Schatz; Horacio D. Espinosa

2008

Scholarcy highlights

  • Financial support for this work was provided by the National Science Foundation and the Office of Naval Research
  • B.P. and M.L. contributed to this work

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