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New functionality for carbon composites

The research demonstrates the potential of a carbon fibre-reinforced plastic to be made multifunctional, while still maintaining its structural integrity.

21st December 2016

Innovation in Textiles
 |  UK

Transport/​Aerospace

The wider application of carbon fibre composites, the researchers say, has so far been hindered by inherently poor electrical and thermal conductivities, but growing nanomaterials – specifically carbon nanotubes – on the surface of the carbon fibres, makes it now possible to impart these necessary properties.

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