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Ballistic resistance capacity of carbon nanotubes

Mylvaganam, Kausala and Zhang, L C (2007) Ballistic resistance capacity of carbon nanotubes. Nanotechnology, 18 (47). 475701 (4pp).

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Carbon nanotubes have high strength, light weight and excellent energy absorption capacity and therefore have great potential applications in making antiballistic materials. By examining the ballistic impact and bouncing-back processes on carbon nanotubes, this investigation shows that nanotubes with large radii withstand higher bullet speeds and the ballistic resistance is the highest when the bullet hits the centre of the CNT; the ballistic resistance of CNTs will remain the same on subsequent bullet strikes if the impact is after a small time interval.

Item Type:Article
Subjects:Physical Science > Nanophysics
Material Science > Functional and hybrid materials
Physical Science > Nano objects
ID Code:297
Deposited On:28 Nov 2008 14:01
Last Modified:28 Nov 2008 14:01

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