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Title: Improving vapour grown carbon fibres strength by addition of acetylene to the precursor atmosphere
Authors: Madronero, A ×
Ariza, E
Martins, M
Mesa, G
Froyen, Ludo #
Issue Date: 1997
Publisher: Gauthier-villars
Series Title: European journal of solid state and inorganic chemistry vol:34 issue:5 pages:445-456
Abstract: Vapour Grown Carbon Fibres (VGCFs) prepared through the addition of different percentages of C2H2 to the starting CH4-H-2 mixture are studied. The fibres exhibit better mechanical properties than those created using CH4 as a single carbon supplier. The slightly endothermic nature of the CH4-H-2-C2H2 reaction, near the thermodynamic equilibrium, avoids the massive pyrolytic deposition of carbon. As a consequence the crystalline quality and mechanical properties are improved.
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ISSN: 0992-4361
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Physical Metallurgy and Materials Engineering Section (-)
× corresponding author
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