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  • The interfacial shear strength of carbon nanotube coated carbon fibers in epoxy was studied using the single-fiber composite fragmentation test. The carbon fibers were coated with carbon nanotubes (CNT) on the fiber surface using thermal chemical vapor deposition (CVD). The CVD process was adjusted to produce two CNT morphologies for the study: radially aligned and randomly oriented. The purpose of the CNT coating was to potentially produce a multifunctional structural composite. Results of the single-fiber fragmentation tests indicate an improvement in interfacial shear strength with the addition of a nanotube coating. This improvement can most likely be attributed to an increase in the interphase yield strength as well as an improvement in interfacial adhesion due to the presence of the nanotubes. 2009 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

published proceedings

  • Composites Science and Technology

author list (cited authors)

  • Sager, R. J., Klein, P. J., Lagoudas, D. C., Zhang, Q., Liu, J., Dai, L., & Baur, J. W.

publication date

  • January 1, 2009 11:11 AM