Mechanical behavior of meso- and micro-porous open cell foams

Three-dimensional assembly comprised from 1D and 2D materials provide ultra-small porous structures beneficial for thermo-mechanical and electro-mechanical coupled applications. Porosity dependent characteristics are monitored through transport studies. The facility includes thermo-mechanical measurements and mechanical deformation testing units. Micro and mesoporous foams are highly desirable for the lightweight impact absorbing systems in the microelectronic packaging industry. Carbon nanostructures based open cell foams like graphene and carbon nanotubes being multifunctional in nature can be exploited widely for their elastic behaviour. Graphene with large surface area and spring like recovery of carbon nanotubes open a great potential to be exploited in the research area of studying their mechanical behaviour.

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