Research & Development in Material Science

Future Prospects of Carbon Nanotubes Reinforced Metal Matrix Composite

Submission: December 12, 2017 Published: January 19, 2018

DOI: 10.31031/RDMS.2018.03.000555

ISSN: 2576-8840
Volume3 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 [1]. 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.

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