Glass fibres coated with flame synthesised carbon nanotubes to enhance interface properties

Guixiang Zhao, Hong Yuan Liu, Xusheng Du, Helezi Zhou, Yiu Wing Mai, Yuan Yuan Jia, Wenyi Yan

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Abstract

Carbon nanotubes (CNTs) were coated onto glass fibres (GFs) using a one-step flame synthesis method. The GF/epoxy resin matrix interfacial bonding strength was investigated by fibre bundle pull-out tests. Results showed that, compared to the as-received GF/epoxy, significant interfacial bonding strength enhancement of ~33% was obtained for CNT-coated GFs/epoxy. Moreover, the wettability of CNT-coated GF by epoxy was increased significantly evidenced by the reduction of CNT-coated GF/epoxy contact angles. The flame synthesis method possesses the potential of efficient high-performance composites fabrication.

Original languageEnglish
Article number100623
JournalComposites Communications
Volume24
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2021
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Carbon nanotubes
  • Flame synthesis
  • Glass fibres
  • Interfacial bonding

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Polymers and Plastics
  • Materials Chemistry

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