Carbon nanotube films spun from a gas phase reactor for manufacturing carbon nanotube film/carbon fibre epoxy hybrid composites for electrical applications

Jinhu Chen , Agnieszka Łękawa-Raus , James Trevarthen , Tomasz Gizewski , Damian Lukawski , Kalyan Hazrag , Sameer S. Rahatekar , Krzysztof K.K. Koziol


Working towards improvement of the electrical performance of carbon fibre (CF) reinforced polymer composites used in aircrafts, we have developed new routes of production of hybrid carbon nanotube (CNT)/CF epoxy composites. It was shown that the use of CNT films produced via one-step chemical vapour deposition (CVD) based method and in-process control of films morphology combined with standard vacuum bagging based manufacture of the composites results in very good electrical performance of the final material, delivering high potential for lightning strike related applications including electromagnetic interference (EMI) shielding and static dissipation for the composite components used in aerospace and transport sector. Simultaneously, the process is much simpler, inexpensive and easy to upscale than previously proposed methods.
Author Jinhu Chen - Enhanced Composites and Structures Centre [Cranfield University], Department of Materials Science and Metallurgy [University of Cambridge (CAM)]
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, Agnieszka Łękawa-Raus (FM / IMBE)
Agnieszka Łękawa-Raus,,
- The Institute of Metrology and Biomedical Engineering
, James Trevarthen - Bristol Composites Institute, Faculty of Engineering [University of Bristol]
James Trevarthen,,
, Tomasz Gizewski - Wydział Elektrotechniki i Informatyki [Politechnika Lubelska (PL)], Department of Materials Science and Metallurgy [University of Cambridge (CAM)]
Tomasz Gizewski,,
, Damian Lukawski - Wydział Fizyki Technicznej [Politechnika Poznańska (PP)], Department of Materials Science and Metallurgy [University of Cambridge (CAM)]
Damian Lukawski,,
, Kalyan Hazrag - National Composites Centre
Kalyan Hazrag,,
, Sameer S. Rahatekar - Enhanced Composites and Structures Centre [Cranfield University]
Sameer S. Rahatekar,,
, Krzysztof K.K. Koziol - Enhanced Composites and Structures Centre [Cranfield University]
Krzysztof K.K. Koziol,,
Journal seriesCarbon, ISSN 0008-6223, e-ISSN 1873-3891
Issue year2020
Publication size in sheets0.5
ASJC Classification1600 General Chemistry
Languageen angielski
Score (nominal)140
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ScoreMinisterial score = 140.0, 16-06-2020, ArticleFromJournal
Publication indicators GS Citations = 2.0; Scopus Citations = 2; WoS Citations = 1; Scopus SNIP (Source Normalised Impact per Paper): 2018 = 1.695; WoS Impact Factor: 2018 = 7.466 (2) - 2018=7.251 (5)
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