Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10397/9153
Title: Self-organizing alignment of carbon nanotube in shape memory segmented fiber prepared by in situ polymerization and melt spinning
Authors: Meng, Q
Hu, J 
Keywords: A. Polymer-matrix composites (PMCs)
A. Smart materials
E. Melt-spinning
Issue Date: 2008
Publisher: Elsevier
Source: Composites. Part A, Applied science and manufacturing, 2008, v. 39, no. 2, p. 314-321 How to cite?
Journal: Composites. Part A, Applied science and manufacturing 
Abstract: Shape memory polyurethane-multi-walled carbon nanotube (SMP-MWNT) fibers with different MWNT contents were prepared using in situ polymerization and melt spinning. It was found that in the shape memory polyurethane matrix, the MWNTs were preferentially aligned in the fiber axial direction. The effect of aligned MWNTs on the shape memory behavior of shape memory fibers was investigated. The shape recovery ratio and recovery force were prominently improved by the aligned MWNTs. The results suggest that the aligned MWNTs could help storing and releasing the internal elastic energy during stretching and relaxation. Besides, it was found that the self-aligned MWNTs shape memory fibers recovered the original length more quickly. This provides the possibility of fabricating smart instruments with higher sensitivity.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10397/9153
ISSN: 1359-835X
DOI: 10.1016/j.compositesa.2007.10.007
Appears in Collections:Journal/Magazine Article

Access
View full-text via PolyU eLinks SFX Query
Show full item record

SCOPUSTM   
Citations

46
Last Week
0
Last month
0
Citations as of Sep 10, 2017

WEB OF SCIENCETM
Citations

44
Last Week
0
Last month
0
Citations as of Sep 13, 2017

Page view(s)

35
Last Week
1
Last month
Checked on Sep 17, 2017

Google ScholarTM

Check

Altmetric



Items in DSpace are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.