Synthesis of Carbon Nanofibers on Large Woven Cloth

Zeljko Kotanjac, Leonardus Lefferts, V. Koysin, Laurent Warnet, Remko Akkerman

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Abstract

This experimental study aims at the in situ growth of carbon nano-fibers (CNFs) on relatively large (25 × 30 cm2) single-layer carbon-fiber fabrics. It is shown that CNFs can be grown with the distribution potentially suitable for a future use in polymer-matrix composite materials. Details of tuning the catalyst deposition method and the CNF growth process are presented and analyzed. In particular, the Ni catalyst deposition method and the type of solvent are shown to strongly influence the uniformity of a CNF growth on carbon fibers, and sometimes even processibility of the whole specimen.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2-15
Number of pages14
JournalC : Journal of carbon research
Volume1
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015

Keywords

  • METIS-311575
  • IR-97564

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