Nanocrystals from recycled wood waste make carbon-fiber composites tougher

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Researchers have used a natural plant product, called cellulose nanocrystals, to pin and coat carbon nanotubes uniformly onto the carbon-fiber composites. The researchers said their prescribed method is quicker than conventional methods and also allows the designing of carbon-fiber composites from the nanoscale.

Associated journal article: Shadi Shariatnia, Annuatha V. Kumar, Ozge Kaynan, Amir Asadi. Hybrid Cellulose Nanocrystal-Bonded Carbon Nanotubes/Carbon Fiber Polymer Composites for Structural ApplicationsACS Applied Nano Materials, 2020; 3 (6): 5421 DOI: 10.1021/acsanm.0c00785

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