This book is devoted to advanced composite materials based on carbon fibers issued from different precursors and various matrices.
Written by internationally recognized specialists, Fibers and Composites is divided into three main parts. The first presents an alternative way to process and prepare carbon fibers issued from either natural or artificial precursors. It introduces recent achievements in carbon fiber technologies, including the main physical characteristics as high modulus or high strength type of the new fibers. The second part presents both classical and novel ways to prepare carbon matrices. It analyzes chemical vapor deposition (CVD) as well as chemical vapor infiltration (CVI) inside a porous preform. In addition, the book describes the liquid impregnation of a preform by a pitch or some other precursor.
The final section explains other carbon-based composites, such as those with polymers or cement as matrices, and includes their role of interfacial characteristics as wetting or adhesions for their final application. Fibers and Composites will be of interest to engineers, graduate students and researchers in the field of solid-state physics, chemistry and materials science.
Table of Contents
PART A: CARBON FIBERS
Formation of Microstructure in Mesophase Carbon Fibers J.L. White, B. Fathollali and X. Bourrat
The Effect of Processing on the Structure and Properties of Carbon Fibers D.D. Edie
Electronic and Thermal Properties of Carbon Fibers J.P. Issi
PART B: CVD/CVI PROCESSES
Fundamentals of Chemical Vapor Deposition in Hot Wall Reactors K.J. Hunttinger
Chemical Vapor Infiltration Processes of Carbon Materials P. Delhaes
Industrial Carbon Chemical Vapor Infiltration (CVI) Processes I. Goleck
Liquid Impregnation Techniques for Carbon-carbon Composites R.Menendez, E. Casal and N. Granda
PART C: PROPERTIES OF MATRICES AND COMPOSITES
Structure of Pyrocarbons X. Bourrat, O. Feron, A. Fillion, J. Lavenac and B. Trouvat
Role of Chemistry in Advanced Carbon Based Composites C. Vix-Guterl and P. Behrburger
Carbon Cement Composites D.D.L. Chung