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Composites

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Daniel B. Miracle
Daniel B. Miracle
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Steven L. Donaldson
Steven L. Donaldson
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ASM International
Volume
21
ISBN electronic:
978-1-62708-195-5
Publication date:
2001
Book Chapter

Carbon Matrices

By
James Gary Pruett
James Gary Pruett
Hitco Carbon Composites
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Published:
2001
Page range:
164 - 168
Publication history
December 01, 2001

Abstract

This article describes the various pure forms of carbon matrices and the corresponding methods used to create them or incorporate them into a matrix of a composite. The forms include graphite, diamond, fullerenes, and nanotubes. The article discusses the three types of liquid precursors, namely, thermoplastic, thermosetting, and evaporative or solvent carriers. It provides a description of the advantages and limitations of various methods involved in chemical vapor infiltration. The article concludes with a discussion on the matrix contribution to composite properties.

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James Gary Pruett, 2001. "Carbon Matrices", Composites, Daniel B. Miracle, Steven L. Donaldson

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