Simultaneously increasing the electrical conductivity and fracture toughness of carbon-fiber composites by using silver nanowires-loaded interleaves

Miaocai Guo, Xiaosu Yi, Gang Liu, Lipeng Liu

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Abstract

A simple method has been developed to simultaneously increase the electrical conductivity and the interlaminar fracture toughness of carbon fiber reinforced composite laminates. The key component of this function integration is a nylon veil surface-loaded with silver nanowires. By interleaving the electrical function-integrated veils into the laminate, the GIC and GIIC is improved 118% and 227%, and the conductivity perpendicular to the fiber direction and through-thickness direction is enhanced over 100 and 10times, respectively.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)27-33
Number of pages7
JournalComposites Science and Technology
Volume97
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 16 Jun 2014
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Electrical properties
  • Fracture toughness
  • Functional composites
  • Silver nanowire
  • Structural composites

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Engineering (all)

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