"Integration of carbon nanotubes fibres in structural composites"
Funding: China Scholarship Council
Project period: 2016 – 2020
Principal Investigator: Drs. Juan José Vilatela (juanjose.vilatela(AT)imdea.org) and Carlos González (carlosdaniel.gonzalez(AT)imdea.org)
This project deals with the development of strategies to integrate macroscopic fibres and films of CNTs into structural laminate composites. The aim is to improve the mechanical properties of traditional fibre-reinforced polymer composites, while providing them with new functions derived from the unique yarn-like structure of CNT fibres and the low dimensionality of their constituents.