Alignment of carbon nanofibers in the Al2O3 matrix under a magnetic field

Byung Koog Jang, Kaoru Tsuda, Yoshio Sakka

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A stable suspension of multi-walled carbon nanofibers (CNFs) in Al 2O3 was prepared by adding ammonium polycarboxylate as a dispersant in an aqueous solution. A strong magnetic field of 12 T was applied to the CNFs/Al2O3 suspension to investigate the alignment of the CNFs. The result was that the CNFs in the matrix showed good alignment with the direction of the magnetic field. It was found that 0.5 mass% CNFs showed isolated alignment; in contrast, with 5 mass% CNFs mere were mainly aligned bundles. The alignment was only seen with straight CNFs; curved CNFs showed no alignment in a magnetic field.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)572-575
Number of pages4
JournalMaterials Transactions
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2011
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Materials Science
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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