Nanocrystals from recycled wood waste make carbon-fiber composites tougher

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(Funded by the National Science Foundation)

Researchers at Texas A&M University have used a natural plant product, called cellulose nanocrystals, to pin and coat carbon nanotubes uniformly onto carbon-fiber composites. The researchers said their prescribed method is quicker than conventional methods and also allows the designing of carbon-fiber composites from the nanoscale.