Unconventional technology enhances composites important to automotive, aerospace and renewable energy industries

Scientists at Oak Ridge National Laboratory have developed a new method to enhance the strength and toughness of fiber-reinforced polymer composites, commonly used in the automotive, aerospace, and renewable energy industries. By depositing thermoplastic nanofibers, they create a high-surface-area scaffolding that improves the load transfer between the fibers and the matrix. This technique boosts composite strength by 60% and toughness by 100%, offering a scalable and cost-effective enhancement to composite materials.

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