Determination of mechanical properties of carbon nanotubes and vertically aligned carbon nanotube forests using nanoindentation

H. J. Qi, K. B.K. Teo, K. K.S. Lau, M. C. Boyce, W. I. Milne, J. Robertson, K. K. Gleason

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Abstract

The mechanical properties of carbon nanotubes and vertically aligned carbon nanotubes (VACNT) forests were determined using nanoindentation. The study of the nanoindentation on a VACNT forest revealed a process whereby nanotubes are consecutively bent during the penetration of the indicator. It was shown that nanoindentation tests on three VACNT forest samples revealed the effective bending modulus of multiwall carbon nanotubes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2213-2237
Number of pages25
JournalJournal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids
Volume51
Issue number11-12
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 2003
Externally publishedYes
EventProceedings of a Symposium on Dynamic Failure and Thin Film - Pasadena, United States
Duration: Jan 16 2003Jan 16 2003

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering

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