Heat absorbability of single-walled, coiled and bamboo nanotube/epoxy nano-composites

K. T. Lau, M. Lu, H. L. Li, Li Min Zhou, D. Hui

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The effect of single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWNT) on the heat absorbability of epoxy-based composite structures was studied. The increased heat absorbability of epoxy-based composite materials was used for high heat storage capacity for solar energy storage systems. The coiled multiwalled carbon nanotubes (CCNT) had more pentagon-heptagon-pair nodes on the sidewall as compared to the SWNT. The use of CCNT in polymer-based structures had lead to the development of heat shielding polymer structures.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5861-5863
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Materials Science
Issue number18
Publication statusPublished - 1 Sep 2004

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering

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