Samples of carbon nanotubes and polymeric phenol-formaldehyde materials hardened through baking at high temperature in the absence of oxygen: (a) a carbon nanotube forest; (b) a carbon nanotube/polymer nanocomposite; (c) a charcoal-like carbon nanotube/glassy carbon nanocomposite after baking at high temperature; (d) pure polymer (phenol-formaldehyde); (e) a charcoal-like glassy carbon block from baking a polymer at high temperature.
Advanced Materials

Glassy Carbon manufactured now with Less Heat

22.09.2017 tribonet 313 Views
Carbon nanotubes lower the transformation temperature of glassy carbon, possibly aiding manufacturers, MIT researchers report. Last winter, MIT researchers discovered that a phenol-formaldehyde polymer transformed into a glassy carbon material in a process similar to baking […]
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Advanced Materials

Hard, but highly elastic form of carbon developed

14.06.2017 tribonet 893 Views
Washington, DC— A team including several Carnegie scientists has developed a form of ultrastrong, lightweight carbon that is also elastic and electrically conductive. A material with such a unique combination of properties could serve a […]