Accession Number : ADA191710

Title :   Stress Measurements in Graphite Fibers by Laser Raman Spectroscopy.

Descriptive Note : Rept. for 1 Sep 86-31 Aug 87,

Corporate Author : MASSACHUSETTS INST OF TECH CAMBRIDGE

Personal Author(s) : Sakata, H ; Dresselhaus, G ; Endo, M

PDF Url : ADA191710

Report Date : 30 Oct 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 3

Abstract : Heat treated benzene derived graphite fibers have been characterized by Raman spectroscopy as a function of applied uniaxial tensile stress. Linear shifts are observed in the frequency of the Raman lines as a function of the applied stress. Thus it is shown that laser Raman spectroscopy provides a powerful nondestructive technique for monitoring the local stress variations near the surface of carbon fibers. The Raman microprobe used in this experiment provides approximately two micrometers spatial resolution within the optical skin depth. This spatial resolution is much higher than conventional techniques such as x-ray analysis which typically has a spatial resolution of several millimeters. Stress measurements in semiconductors such as Silicon, Germanium and Gallium Arsenide by Raman spectroscopy have been previously reported. Since benzene-derived graphite fibers are typically between ten and 20 micrometers in diameter, Raman spectroscopy has been used to examine the stress variation within the optical skin depth (approximately 600 Angstroms for light scattering at 4880 Angstroms) of single carbon fibers. Keywords: Stress, Strain, Characterization, Carbon fibers, Raman microprobe studies, Stressed carbon fibers.

Descriptors :   *CARBON FIBERS, *STRESS TESTING, GALLIUM ARSENIDES, GERMANIUM, GRAPHITE, LIGHT SCATTERING, NONDESTRUCTIVE TESTING, OPTICAL PROPERTIES, RAMAN SPECTRA, RAMAN SPECTROSCOPY, SEMICONDUCTORS, SILICON, SURFACES, TENSILE STRESS, X RAYS, STRENGTH WEIGHT RATIO, HEAT TREATMENT, REPRINTS

Subject Categories : Refractory Fibers

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE