CA COST Action CA15107
Multi-Functional Nano-Carbon Composite Materials Network (MultiComp)
Action website: http://www.cost.eu/COST_Actions/ca/CA15107
Project Official Website: https://www.multicomp-ca15107.eu/en/
Member of Committee: Valentina Veselinović; Division of Dental Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Banja Luka
MultiComp is a COST Action designed to bring together theorists, experimentalists, and industrialists in the field of nano-carbon materials technology. Although carbon nanotubes, graphene and Few-Layer Graphene (FLG) have been used to improve the properties of composite materials, two main problems remain to be solved before these composite materials can realize their full potential: (1) adequate dispersion of the nano-carbon reinforcement material, and (2) strong enough interfacial bonding between the nano-carbon reinforcement elements and the composite matrix. In addition to making modified MWNTs such as branched-MWNTs, the Action will explore other possibilities of strengthening composites by integrating FLG (using existing as well as unpublished methods); theoretical modelling of these nano-carbons and composites; due consideration and evaluation of the Health, Safety and Environmental implications; making and testing composites e.g. mechanical and electrical/thermal, HRTEM of interphases, voltage-contrast SEM of percolation networks, sensing and photocatalytic properties; development of new composite materials with Electronic and Multi-Functional properties.