Viscoelastic creep of vertically aligned carbon nanotubes

Q. Zhang, Y. C. Lu, F. Du, L. Dai, J. Baur, D. C. Foster

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The paper reports the viscous creep occurring in vertically aligned carbon nanotubes (VA-CNTs). Nanoindentation experiments are conducted to characterize the creep behaviour of the nanotube materials. By recording the instantaneous control stress and strain rate, the creep strain rate sensitivity of the VA-CNT array is calculated. The creep property is found to depend upon the density of nanotube arrays.

Original languageEnglish
Article number315401
JournalJournal of Physics D: Applied Physics
Issue number31
StatePublished - Aug 11 2010

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Acoustics and Ultrasonics
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films


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