Funding: Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR)
Project period: 2018 – 2021
Principal Investigator: Dr. Juan José Vilatela (email@example.com)
With their intrinsic combination of toughness, conductivity, large porosity and lightweight, CNT yarns are rapidly emerging as a key material in multifunctional composites combining load-bearing and energy transfer/storage functions. Exploiting the low dimensional properties of the constituent CNTs in these composites could provide enormous enhancements in bulk properties. The project consists in an experimental study of low-dimensional (quantum) properties of carbon nanotubes in macroscopic yarn arrays and their relation to bulk properties (electrical, mechanical and charge transport/transfer).