Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, University of Central Florida, USA
*Corresponding author: Liangfu Zheng, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, University of Central Florida, USA, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Submission: December 12, 2017 Published: January 19, 2018
ISSN : 2576-8840Volume3 Issue1
Due to their high specific strength, and excellent thermal and electrical properties, carbon nanotubes (CNTs) reinforced metal matrix composites possess a huge potential to be widely used in structural and functional applications, such as automobile, aerospace, sports, microelectrochemical systems (MEMS), sensors, battery, and energy storage . However, processing of CNTs reinforced metal matrix composite with advanced properties has been a challenge due to the difficulties in obtaining good dispersion of well-aligned and intact CNTs inside the matrix without chemical degradation. This review highlights the challenges and provides guidance for future research directions in CNTs reinforced metal matrix composite.