Amorphous carbon nanocomposites

M. P. Ho, A. K.T. Lau

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Amorphous carbon (a-C), including carbon black and activated charcoal, can be obtained through incomplete combustion of plant and animal substances. In consideration of a rapid development in a-C-reinforced nanocomposites, this chapter reviews current research and relevant techniques for the manufacture and application of a-C and its nanocomposites. On the basis of their superior and unique properties, these materials have been used in various applications for textile, plastic, and health-care industries as well as in the fields of gas and water filtering, electrical applications, and food packaging.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationFillers and Reinforcements for Advanced Nanocomposites
PublisherElsevier Ltd
Number of pages20
ISBN (Electronic)9780081000823
ISBN (Print)9780081000793
Publication statusPublished - 7 Jul 2015


  • a-C fiber
  • a-C foam
  • a-C particle
  • Amorphous carbon
  • Nanocomposite

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)
  • Materials Science(all)


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