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Synthesis and chemical modification of carbon nanostructures for materials applications
This dissertation explores the structure, chemical reactivities, electromagnetic response, and materials properties of various carbon nanostructures, including single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWCNTs), multi-walled carbon ...
Hybrid finite elements nanocomposite characterization by stochastic microstructuring
In this thesis the impact of entangled and non-straight fibers in the determination of the effective elastic and thermal properties of polymer nanocomposite (PNC) is addressed. Most of the models in recent studies assume ...
Computational study of defects dynamics in carbon nanotubes and fullerenes
In this dissertation, statics and dynamics of defects in fullerenes and carbon nanotubes are studied by various computational model, such as ab initio (DFT, semi-empirical, empirical potential) and several computational ...
Processing and evaluation of a carbon fiber/epoxy composite reinforced in the interlaminar region with carbon nanotubes and nanofibers
This study demonstrates that introducing Carbon Nanotubes (CNTs) and Vapor Grown Carbon Fibers (VGCFs) into the interlaminar region of a carbon fiber/epoxy composite can enhance the resistance to delamination of the material. ...