Fabrication of 3D micro-vascular network based carbon nanotube materials by the direct-write microfluidic infiltration approach for self healing applications

B. Aïssa, H. Hena-Zamal, M. Asgar-Khan, Emile Haddad, D. Therriault, F. Rosei

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Abstract

Self healing nanocomposites consisting of blend of single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWNT) materials and 5-Ethylidene-2-norbornene (5E2N) monomer were fabricated and organized into 3D structures beams by means of the micro-vascular network infiltration based on the UV assisted direct-write assembly technology. The kinetic of the 5E2N-Ring Opening Metathesis Polymerization (ROMP) was studied both as a function of the temperature domain and the Grubbs catalyst to the 5E2N monomer ratio and demonstrated that the ROMP reaction still effective in a large temperature domain (-15 to 40°C) with an excellent percent of monomer conversion (> 90%) happening in very short time. The nano-indentation analyses have shown a clear increase in the stiffness-with respect to the SWNT loads. This approach demonstrated here opens new prospects for space-device assembly and the using carbon nanotube/healing agent nanocomposites materials for self-repair functionality.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMaterials Science and Technology Conference and Exhibition 2013, MS and T 2013
Pages2957-2963
Number of pages7
Publication statusPublished - 11 Feb 2014
EventMaterials Science and Technology Conference and Exhibition 2013, MS and T 2013 - Montreal, QC, Canada
Duration: 27 Oct 201331 Oct 2013

Publication series

NameMaterials Science and Technology Conference and Exhibition 2013, MS and T 2013
Volume4

Other

OtherMaterials Science and Technology Conference and Exhibition 2013, MS and T 2013
CountryCanada
CityMontreal, QC
Period27/10/1331/10/13

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Keywords

  • Carbon nanotube
  • Micro-vascular network infiltration
  • Nanocomposites
  • Self healing mats

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mechanics of Materials

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Aïssa, B., Hena-Zamal, H., Asgar-Khan, M., Haddad, E., Therriault, D., & Rosei, F. (2014). Fabrication of 3D micro-vascular network based carbon nanotube materials by the direct-write microfluidic infiltration approach for self healing applications. In Materials Science and Technology Conference and Exhibition 2013, MS and T 2013 (pp. 2957-2963). (Materials Science and Technology Conference and Exhibition 2013, MS and T 2013; Vol. 4).