Carbon nanotube composites: Benefits and precautions

I. A. Kinloch, S. Cui, R. J. Young, L. Noé, M. Monthioux, C. A. Poland, R. Duffin, Andrew Maynard, W. A H Wallace, A. Seaton, V. Stone, S. Brown, W. MacNee, K. Donaldson

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution


Firstly, the potential of carbon nanotubes as composite reinforcements has been studied through Raman analysis of an ideal double-walled nanotube system. Secondly, preliminary studies have shown that the potential health hazards from nanotube powders depends on the nanotubes' morphology, giving the possibility that the risks can be minimised through design.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationICCM International Conferences on Composite Materials
StatePublished - 2009
Externally publishedYes
Event17th International Conference on Composite Materials, ICCM-17 - Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Duration: Jul 27 2009Jul 31 2009


Other17th International Conference on Composite Materials, ICCM-17
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom


  • Carbon nanotubes
  • Polymer
  • Raman spectroscopy
  • Reinforcement
  • Toxicology

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Engineering
  • Ceramics and Composites


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