Mechanical properties of binder-free single-walled carbon nanotube solids

Go Yamamoto, Yoshinori Sato, Toru Takahashi, Mamoru Omori, Akira Okubo, Kazuyuki Tohji, Toshiyuki Hashida

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Single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWCNTs) were successfully solidified without any additives using a spark plasma method. Purification of raw soot was crucially important in order to improve the mechanical properties of the SWCNT solid, which exhibited a significant nonlinear deformation response in contrast with brittle fracture of an unpurified SWCNT solid.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)299-303
Number of pages5
JournalScripta Materialia
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2006 Jan


  • Mechanical properties
  • Microstructure
  • Single-walled carbon nanotubes
  • Small punch testing method
  • Spark plasma sintering method


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