Accession Number : AD0432388

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

Descriptive Note : Quarterly progress rept. no. 3, 25 Aug-25 Nov 63,

Corporate Author : LEXINGTON LABS INC CAMBRIDGE MASS

Personal Author(s) : Campbell,William B.

Report Date : 25 NOV 1963

Pagination or Media Count : 15

Abstract : Methods for continuous formation of refractory fibers, or whiskers, by vapor phase growth are under investigation. The vapor phase processes are: (1) aluminum halide oxidation and (2) 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 (1) control the super-saturation, (2) control the temperature, and (3) probably provide suitable nuclei for crystal growth. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*REFRACTORY MATERIALS, FIBERS), (*FIBERS, VAPOR PLATING), (*CRYSTAL GROWTH, SINGLE CRYSTALS), MATERIAL FORMING, ALUMINUM COMPOUNDS, OXIDES, NUCLEATION, EPITAXIAL GROWTH

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE