Optimized carbon nanofibres for composites toughening

S. Arshad, M. Naraghi, I. Chasiotis

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Carbon nanofibres with diameters 150-450 nm were fabricated from polyacrylonitrile via electrospinning and heat treatments. Specially designed MEMS tools were employed to determine the mechanical strength of the polymer precursors and the individual carbon nanofibres. The resulting nanofibres had a small distribution of flaws and the tensile strength of vapour grown carbon nanofibres.

Original languageEnglish (US)
StatePublished - Dec 1 2009
Event17th International Conference on Composite Materials, ICCM-17 - Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Duration: Jul 27 2009Jul 31 2009


Other17th International Conference on Composite Materials, ICCM-17
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom


  • Carbonization
  • Nanocomposites
  • Nanofibres
  • PAN

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)
  • Ceramics and Composites


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