Accession Number : AD0417436

Title :   FEASIBILITY OF FORMING REFRACTORY FIBERS BY A CONTINUOUS PROCESS.

Descriptive Note : Quarterly progress rept. no. 1, 25 Feb-25 May 63,

Corporate Author : LEXINGTON LABS INC CAMBRIDGE MASS

Personal Author(s) : Campbell,B William B.

Report Date : 25 MAY 1963

Pagination or Media Count : 24

Abstract : Methods for continuous formation of refractory fibers, or whiskers, by vapor phase growth are under investigation. The vapor phase processes are: (a) aluminum halide oxidation and (b) aluminum oxide reduction and recrystallization. Preliminary experimentation with the halide system at temperatures around 1200 C indicates that in order to obtain continuous fiber production, it is essential to (a) control the supersaturation, (b) control the temperature, and (c) probably provide suitable nuclei for crystal growth. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*CERAMIC FIBERS, PRODUCTION), (*REFRACTORY MATERIALS, FIBERS), ALUMINUM, HALIDES, OXIDES, OXIDATION, REDUC, RECRYSTALLIZATION, HIGH, FEASIBILITY STUDIES, VAPORS, PHASE STUDIES, CRYSTAL GROWTH, NU, TEMPERATURE.

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE