Publications

Carbon May 13, 2019

A Perspective on High-performance CNT fibres for Structural Composites

Anastasiia Mikhalchan and Juan José Vilatela

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Carbon April 23, 2019

Molecular characterization of macroscopic aerogels of single-walled carbon nanotubes

Belén Alemán and Juan J. Vilatela

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Nanotube Superfiber Materials - 2nd Edition March 20, 2019

Chapter: Multiscale Engineering of Carbon Nanotube Fibers

Belén Alemán and Juan J. Vilatela

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Journal of Materials Chemistry A February 8, 2019

Pore structure and electrochemical properties of CNT-based electrodes studied by in-situ small/wide angle X-ray scattering

C. Santos, E. Senokos, J.C. Fernández-Toribio, A. Ridruejo, R. Marcilla and J.J. Vilatela

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The multifunctional nanocomposites group is interested in nanomaterials and the exploitation of their properties on a macroscopic scale. One of its main activities is the synthesis of macroscopic materials based on nanostructured building blocks, assembled in a way that potentiates stress and charge transfer processes at the nanoscale. The group investigates tailoring the structure of these hierarchical materials through combination with polymers, hybridisation with semiconductors and fine control of the building blocks at a molecular scale. Central to its research is a macroscopic fibre made up carbon nanotubes and produced continuously by spinning an aerogel of CNTs directly from the gas phase during their growth by chemical vapour deposition. Regarded as the next generation high-performance synthetic fibre, this material is already produced industrially and used in various industries including aerospace.

 

News

Our paper amongst the most highly accessed Materials science articles in Nature Scientific Reports in 2018 May 13, 2019

Our paper “Energy storage in structural composites by introducing CNT fiber/polymer electrolyte interleaves” by Evgeny Senokos, Yunfu Ou, Juan José Torres, Federico Sket, Carlos González, Rebeca Marcilla and Juan José Vilatela has been amongst the 25 most highly accessed Materials science articles in Nature Scientific Reports in 2018 https://www.nature.com/collections/fhacegjgia/content/1-25 This work presents a method to produce [...]

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Congratulations to Juan Carlos January 15, 2019

Congratulations to Juan Carlos for his PhD defense last Thursday! Nice research work about “Microstructure-properties relations for hierarchically structured CNT fibres “ supervised by Alvaro Ridruejo and Juan José Vilatela.

 

 

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Juan José Vilatela receives “The Miguel Catalán Award” from Comunidad de Madrid November 15, 2018

Juan José Vilatela receives “The Miguel Catalán Award” from Comunidad de Madrid in a ceremony at Real Academia de Ciencias Exactas, Físicas y Naturales. Congratulations! 

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