10-07/08 :: July/August 2010
nanotimes Companies Market Background: Composites
Nanofiber Composite Benefits and Advantages
The mechanical strength of reinforced composites such as carbon fibers requires a high quality fiber-‐matrix interface.
-‐ Carbon nanotubes and silicon carbides have been used to increase the interfacial quality.
-‐ These methods significantly degrade the mechanical proper
-‐ A different solu
The market for composites that contain nanoparAcles will approach $150M in 2013. Frost & Sullivan, 2008.
Useful in the Aerospace, Defense and Automobile industries to reduce the weight of components without compromising strength.
Lighter and stronger designs in sports equipment, such as bicycles, golf clubs and boats.
Manufacturing sturdy support structures, casings and bases for electronics and communica
InnovaAon: Stronger carbon fibers
ASU has a technique to grow nanowires (such as ZnO) on structural fibers (such as carbon fiber) under low temperature condi
• Increases surface area by ~1000
• Enhanced load transfer between the fiber and matrix material .
Commercial Maturity Development Integration
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