Real-time imaging of complex nanoscale mechanical responses of carbon nanotubes in highly compressible porous monoliths

Raymond L.D. Whitby, Takahiro Fukuda, Toru Maekawa, Sergey V. Mikhalovsky, Andrew B. Cundy

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

10 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

A facile and rapid assembly of powdered carbon nanotubes (CNTs) into compressible, porous, macroscale monoliths is reported. Despite a Poisson's ratio just above zero, we found that the sample under compression inside a scanning electron microscope (SEM) revealed CNT regions behaving in auxetic and vortex-like rotational modes as well as standard collapse responses. This method is crucial in understanding the macroscale behaviour based on the accumulation of nanoscale responses to an applied force.

Original languageEnglish
Article number075707
JournalNanotechnology
Volume21
Issue number7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 29 2010

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Bioengineering
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Real-time imaging of complex nanoscale mechanical responses of carbon nanotubes in highly compressible porous monoliths'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

  • Cite this