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dc.contributor.authorLim, Chee-Sern
dc.contributor.authorGuzman, Mauricio E.
dc.contributor.authorSchaefer, Joseph D.
dc.contributor.authorMinaie, Bob
dc.date.accessioned2013-03-05T17:56:10Z
dc.date.available2013-03-05T17:56:10Z
dc.date.issued2013-05-01
dc.identifier.citationLim, Chee-Sern; Guzman, Mauricio; Schaefer, Joseph; Minaie, Bob. 2013. Fabrication and Properties of Dense Thin Films Containing Functionalized Carbon Nanofibers. Thin Solid Films, v.534, p.111-114en_US
dc.identifier.issn0040-6090
dc.identifier.urihttp://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.tsf.2013.02.010
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10057/5549
dc.descriptionClick on the DOI link to access the article (may not be free).en_US
dc.description.abstractIn this study, dense thin films containing carboxylic acid-functionalized carbon nanofibers (O-CNFs) are fabricated by a two-step approach involving solution filtering and mechanical compression through a rolling process. Optical images reveal a notable change from porous to dense in the surface morphology of the rolled O-CNF thin film. Moreover, test results show that the tensile strength and electrical conductivity of the rolled thin film are improved by approximately 400% in comparison to the non-rolled thin film. Upon fracture, electron microscope image shows significant pull-out and alignment of O-CNFs parallel to the direction of the applied load due to interlocking mechanism within the highly entangled O-CNF network.en_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherElsevieren_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesThin Solid Films
dc.relation.ispartofseriesv.534
dc.subjectThin filmsen_US
dc.subjectCarbon nanofibersen_US
dc.subjectStrengthen_US
dc.subjectConductivityen_US
dc.titleFabrication and properties of dense thin films containing functionalized carbon nanofibersen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.description.versionPeer reviewed
dc.rights.holderCopyright © 2013, Elsevier


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