chapter  10
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NANOCOMPOSITES and FIBERS

Human wisdom is the aggregate of all human experience, constantly accumulating, selecting and reorganizing its own materials.

10.0 NANOCOMPOSITES AND FIBERS It will not be through our development of new materials that lift our technology to the next level but rather through combinations of new materials. Composite materials are able to dodge the tradeoffs that restrict the performance of our traditional engineering materials. The addition of nanoscale materials to composites furthers this trend by enabling new materials that are able to dodge the tradeoffs that restrict the performance of our traditional composite engineering materials. Polymeric composites infl uenced our technology (and way of life) decades ago just as nanocomposites are expected to infl uence our technology and way of life for decades to come.