Accession Number : AD0603455

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

Descriptive Note : Quarterly progress rept. no. 4, 25 Nov 63-25 Apr 64,

Corporate Author : LEXINGTON LABS INC CAMBRIDGE MASS

Personal Author(s) : CAMPBELL,William B.

Report Date : 25 APR 1964

Pagination or Media Count : 19

Abstract : A technique for the continuous formation of refractory fibers and whiskers was developed. The vapor phase process based on aluminum halide oxidation was shown to be feasible for both batch and continuous whisker production. Substrate powders carried in the gas stream serve as nucleation sites for whisker growth. Aluminum oxide, silicon dioxide and silicon nitride whiskers were grown under the controlled conditions of the process. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*REFRACTORY MATERIALS, FIBERS), (*CERAMIC FIBERS, MATERIAL FORMING), VAPOR PLATING, ALUMINUM COMPOUNDS, HALIDES, OXIDATION, POWDERS, GAS FLOW, NUCLEATION, CRYSTAL GROWTH, SILICON COMPOUNDS, DIOXIDES, NITRIDES

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE