Article - 8 Mar 2005
Metal and ceramic matrix composites hold extreme potential for advanced applications such as aerospace. Nanostructuring could further improve material properties. The benefits of nanostructuring are...
News - 15 Sep 2014
Diana Lados, associate professor of mechanical engineering at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) and founding director of the university's Integrative Materials Design Center (iMdc), has...
Article - 13 Dec 2012
For years, there has been a growing demand for materials that are lightweight with high strength. Metal matrix nanocomposites are often better in these areas than pure metals or alloys, and CNTs are...
Article - 17 Jun 2004
Buckytubes have potential applications in fields such as field emitters, conductive polymers, energy storage, molecular electronics, thermal materials, structural composites, fibres and fabrics,...
Article - 19 Mar 2013
Nanocomposites are found in a number of places and the use of nanoparticle-rich materials predates the understanding of nature of these materials. Nanoscale organo-clays have been used to control flow...
Article - 7 Jan 2013
Carbon nanotubes can improve the electrical, thermal and mechanical properties of ceramic matrix composite materials.
News - 27 May 2009
Material scientists are developing composites which are made of dissimilar materials in order to be able to offer new customised application profiles. Researchers at the Vienna University of...
News - 23 Jun 2009
Research and Markets, leading source for international market research and market data, has announced the addition of John Wiley and Sons Ltd's new report "Carbon Nanotube Reinforced...
Article - 11 Aug 2015
As nanotechnology continues to advance in almost every scientific field, its application in industry has been particularly valuable through the growing use of nanocomposites. A nanocomposite can be a...
News - 5 Mar 2010
A research team studying the protective coatings on the byssal threads or 'beards' of mussels - the fibres by which mussels attach themselves to rocks - has found that they owe their strength...