Carbon and Composites

Carbon and Composites

Composites research at Oak Ridge National Laboratory has led to significant breakthroughs in the development of materials for lightweight pressure vessels, flywheel energy storage systems, processing technology for thick-wall structures, rapid curing processes, nondestructive evaluation methods, and the design and manufacture of large composite structures able to withstand very high compressive loads.

Publications

An Acrylonitrile–Butadiene–Lignin Renewable Skin with Programmable and Switchable Electrical Conductivity for Stress/Strain-Sensing Applications

We report an approach for programming electrical conductivity of a bio-based leathery skin devised with a layer of 60 nm metallic nanoparticles. Lignin-based renewable shape-memory materials were...

Novel Acid Catalysts from Waste-Tire-Derived Carbon: Application in Waste–to-Biofuel Conversion

Many inexpensive biofuel feedstocks, including those containing free fatty acids (FFAs) in high concentrations, are typically disposed of as waste due to our inability to efficiently convert them...

Novel Acid Catalysts from Waste-Tire-Derived Carbon: Application in Waste–to-Biofuel Conversion

Many inexpensive biofuel feedstocks, including those containing free fatty acids (FFAs) in high concentrations, are typically disposed of as waste due to our inability to efficiently convert them...

Mission:

Our mission is to conduct research and development, characterization and application of composite material systems, processes and related technologies.

Our greatest strength is the combined experience of our people in composite technologies and the resources directly available to us at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory.

 

Contact

Amit K Naskar

Group Leader and Senior R&D Staff

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