Tensile Loading of Ropes of Single Wall Carbon Nanotubes and their Mechanical Properties

The mechanical response of 15 single wall carbon nanotube ropes under tensile load was measured

Min-Feng Yu; Bradley S. Files; Sivaram Arepalli; Rodney S. Ruoff

2002

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  • The mechanical response of 15 single wall carbon nanotube ropes under tensile load was measured
  • For 8 of these ropes strain data were obtained and they broke at strain values of 5.3% or lower
  • The force-strain data are well fit by a model that assumes the load is carried by the SWCNTs on the perimeter of each rope
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