Mechanical testing of pyrolysed poly-furfuryl alcohol nanofibres

B. A. Samuel, Md Amanul Haque, Bo Yi, Ramakrishnan Rajagopalan, H. C. Foley

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We present experimental results on the characterization of the mechanical properties of pyrolysed poly-furfuryl alcohol (PFA) nanofibres. Specifically, Young's modulus and the fracture strain of the nanofibres were measured by performing uni-axial tensile experiments on individual nanofibres in situ in a scanning electron microscope (SEM) using a microfabricated tensile testing device. The nanofibres tested varied in diameter from 150 to 300 nm. Young's modulus is observed to be within the 1.3-2 GPa range.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number115704
Issue number11
StatePublished - Mar 21 2007

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Bioengineering
  • General Chemistry
  • General Materials Science
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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