Accession Number:

ADA343028

Title:

A Study of the Stabilization, Carbonization, and Graphitization of Mesophase Pitch-Based Carbon Fibers

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

CLEMSON UNIV SC

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1993-05-01

Pagination or Media Count:

310.0

Abstract:

This study concerns the chemical and structural changes that occur during thermal treatment of mesophase pitch-based carbon fibers. This task was part of a larger project sponsored by the Manufacturing Technology Program of the Department of the Navy aimed at producing high thermal conductivity carbon fibers from a thermally polymerized petroleum residue. The pitch was melt spun into circular- and ribbon cross section fibers, having radial point and line-origin textures, respectively. Then, the stabilization and carbonization processes were studied using a combination of dynamic and post-treatment techniques.

Subject Categories:

  • Refractory Fibers

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE