ABSTRACT This paper provides an overview of recent advances reported in literature in ceramics
matrix composites research in the context of reinforcement with carbon nanotubes.
Current state of research has indicated the potential of these nanocomposites but at the
same time, has illustrated the significant challenges in processing and improving
properties. Fundamental work in processing, characterization and analysis is important
before the structural properties of this new class of nanocomposites can be optimized.
The fields of the nanocomposite materials have received a lot of attention and close
scrutiny of scientists and engineers in recent years. This scrutiny results from the simple
premise that using building blocks with dimensions in the nanometer range makes it
possible to design and create new materials with unprecedented flexibility. The driving
force behind the fabrication of novel nanocomposites is to achieve high functional
properties for high end applications.
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