Kar, Ajitesh and Sarkar, Soumya and Das, Probal and Bhattacharya, Manjima and Mukhopadhyay, Anoop (2016) Impact Energy Absorption Analysis of Spark Plasma Sintered Al2O3 Reinforced Bulk Multiwalled Carbon Nanotube Compacts Using Nanoindentation. International Journal of Applied Ceramic Technology, 13 (6). pp. 987-996. ISSN 1546-542X

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For utilizing the outstanding energy absorbing capacity of highly elastic carbon nanotube (CNT), bulk multiwalled CNT (MWCNT) structure containing 15 wt% alumina (Al2O3) was fabricated using spark plasma sintering at 1600 degrees C for 10 min under 50 MPa. The compacted mass was similar to 85% dense having morphologically stable MWCNTs. Microindentation studies up to 9.81 N indicated outstanding elastic recovery of the bulk structure leaving only a diffused indentation mark at indenter-specimen interaction zone. Quantitative estimation of elastic response behavior of the fabricated structure using instrumented nanoindentation in 10-300 mN load range indicated promising applicability of Al2O3/MWCNT compact structure as energy absorbing material.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Engineering Materials
Depositing User: Bidhan Chaudhuri
Date Deposited: 30 Jan 2017 12:47
Last Modified: 30 Jan 2017 12:47
URI: http://cgcri.csircentral.net/id/eprint/3794

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