Publications

Carbon March 15, 2018

Tensile properties of carbon nanotube fibres described by the fibrillar crystallite model

J. C. Fernández-Toribio, B. Alemán, A. Ridruejo and J. J. Vilatela

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Scientific Reports February 26, 2018

Energy storage in structural composites by introducing CNT fiber/polymer electrolyte interleaves

E. Senokos, Y. Ou, J.J. Torres, F. Sket, C. González, R. Marcilla and J.J. Vilatela

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Frontiers in Materials February 1, 2018

Enhanced electro-Fenton Mineralization of Acid Orange 7 Using a Carbon Nanotube Fiber Based Cathode

T. X. H. Le, B. Alemán, J. J. Vilatela, M. Bechelany and M. Cretin

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ChemPlusChem January 23, 2018

Large Area Schottky Junctions between ZnO and CNT Fibres

A. Monreal-Bernal 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

Dr. Cleis Santos has been awarded the MCA Seal of Excellence March 7, 2018

Dr. Cleis Santos has been awarded the Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions Seal of Excellence for her MCA proposal. The Seal of Excellence is the high-quality label awarded to projects submitted to Horizon 2020 which were deemed to deserve funding but did not receive it due to budget limits. It recognises the value of the proposal and [...]

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First International Workshop on Multi-functional Nanocarbon Fibres at IMDEA Materials January 18, 2018

The First International Workshop on Multi-functional Nanocarbon Fibres (27-29 June 2018) will gather leading researchers around the globe working on nanocarbons, with a view to developing the next generation of functional carbon fibres and fabrics and discussing future challenges. This workshop constitutes a satellite meeting of the Carbon 2018 Conference, which will be held in [...]

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Richard Santiago Schäufele - New PhD students January 16, 2018

Synthesis of nanostructures

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Dr. Maria Bidikoudi - New Postdoctoral Research Associates January 15, 2018

Advanced Dye Sensitized Solar Cells

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