Thermochemically Treated Oligomeric and/or Polymeric Derived Silicon Carbide Fibers and Method of Preparing Said Fibers.
Patent Application, Filed 13 Jan 88,
DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC
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This invention relates to a thermochemically treated silicon carbide fiber derived from organosilicon oligomeric andor polymeric precursors including doped oligomers and polymers. The invention also relates to the process of thermochemically treating the fibers by annealing the oligomeric andor polymeric derived silicon carbide fibers in an excess of carbon particles under an interactive gas atmosphere such as nitrogen gas. Composites are structural materials formed by the combination of several materials. Composites are used where there is a need for a lighter weight structure which must be stronger, tougher, and able to survive harsher environmental and temperature cycling conditions which cannot be met by traditional unreinforced single materials or alloys. Composites provide the opportunity to design and fabricate structural material having specific chemical, thermal, mechanical, and electromagnetic properties. Composites can be fabricated from plastic, ceramic andor metal materials.
- Refractory Fibers