I have formulated a shear-lag model for calculating the variation of stress along carbon nanohorns (CNHs), which are conical shaped wrapped carbon sheets, embedded in an epoxy matrix under axial loading. I found that the stress distribution along the length of CNHs depends on the cone angle of these structures and maximum normal axial stress has a smaller value in CNHs compared to a carbon nanotube (CNT) with same cross-section as of the CNH's tip. Furthermore, I read an article stating that synthesis of CNHs are easier compared to CNTs. However, the only article I could find which has studied the CNH-reinforced nanocomposites is
Journal of Nanomaterials
Journal of Nanomaterials Special Issue
Low-Dimensional Carbon Nanomaterials: Synthesis, Properties, and Applications
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Dr. John Hart from MIT is giving a carbon nanotube (CNT) tutorial at the International Symposoum on Nanomanufacturing (ISNM) at MIT on November 1st, Wednesday. Please see the following if you are interested.