Mechanical and electrical properties of polycarbonate nanotube buckypaper composite sheets. Academic Article uri icon


  • The thermogravimetric, mechanical, and electrical properties of composite sheets produced by infiltrating single-wall carbon nanotube films (also known as 'buckypapers') with polycarbonate solution were characterized. The composite sheets showed improved stiffness and toughness, while the electrical conductivity decreased, as compared to a neat buckypaper. In addition, polycarbonate/buckypaper composite sheets showed higher resistance to handling and processing damages. Experimental results suggest the viability of the infiltration process as a means to toughen buckypapers and to fabricate polymer/carbon nanotube composites having high nanotube concentration and controlled nanotube structure.

published proceedings

  • Nanotechnology

author list (cited authors)

  • Pham, G. T., Park, Y., Wang, S., Liang, Z., Wang, B., Zhang, C., Funchess, P., & Kramer, L.

citation count

  • 103

complete list of authors

  • Pham, Giang T||Park, Young-Bin||Wang, Shiren||Liang, Zhiyong||Wang, Ben||Zhang, Chuck||Funchess, Percy||Kramer, Leslie

publication date

  • August 2008