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Type: Conference paper
Title: Acoustic absorption behaviour of carbon nanotube arrays
Author: Ayub, M.
Zander, A.
Howard, C.
Cazzolato, B.
Shanov, V.
Alvarez, N.
Huang, D.
Citation: Proceedings of 43rd International Congress on Noise Control Engineering, 2014 / Davy, J., Don, C., McMinn, T., Dowsett, L., Broner, N., Burgess, M. (ed./s), pp.1-10
Publisher: The Australian Acoustical Society
Issue Date: 2014
ISBN: 9780909882044
Conference Name: 43rd International Congress on Noise Control Engineering (16 Nov 2014 - 19 Nov 2014 : Melbourne)
Editor: Davy, J.
Don, C.
McMinn, T.
Dowsett, L.
Broner, N.
Burgess, M.
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Md Ayub, Anthony C. Zander, Carl Q. Howard, Benjamin S. Cazzolato, Vesselin N. Shanov, Noe T. Alvarez, David M. Huang
Abstract: Advances in nanotechnology have provided acoustic researchers with a number of new materials with nano-fibres and nano-pores that can potentially be implemented as an acoustic porous absorber. This paper investigates the acoustic absorption behaviour of carbon nanotube (CNT) arrays, in order to quantify the acoustic characteristics and absorption performance of nanoscopic fibres in comparison with conventional porous materials. Tests were conducted using an impedance tube to measure the normal incidence acoustic absorption coefficient of vertically aligned carbon nanotube (CNT) arrays. Results show that a forest of 3 mm CNT arrays can provide as much as 10% acoustic absorption capability within the frequency range 125 Hz-4 kHz. It was found that CNT arrays, in some cases, may provide better acoustic absorption than conventional porous materials of equivalent thickness and mass. The outcomes of this investigation highlight the potential of nanoscopic fibres for use as light-weight acoustic absorbers.
Keywords: Carbon nanotube; CNT Forest; Acoustic absorption coefficient; Porous absorption materials I-INCE Classification of Subjects Number(s): 35.2.1 (01.9)
Rights: © 2014 The Australian Acoustical Society
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