Accession Number : ADA300969

Title :   The Surface Properties of Carbon Fibers and Their Adhesion to Organic Polymers.

Descriptive Note : Contractor rept.,

Corporate Author : HERCULES AEROSPACE CO MAGNA UT AEROSPACE PRODUCTS GROUP

Personal Author(s) : Bascom, W. D. ; Drzal, L. T.

PDF Url : ADA300969

Report Date : JUL 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 97

Abstract : The state of knowledge of the surface properties of carbon fibers is reviewed, with emphasis on fiber/matrix adhesion in carbon fiber reinforced plastics. Subjects treated include carbon fiber structure and chemistry, techniques for the study of the fiber surface, polymer/fiber bond strength and its measurement, variations in polymer properties in the interphase, and the influence of fiber matrix adhesion on composite mechanical properties. Critical issues are summarized and research recommendations are made. jg p.1

Descriptors :   *POLYMERS, *ADHESION, *CARBON FIBERS, *SURFACE PROPERTIES, *ORGANIC COMPOUNDS, MECHANICAL PROPERTIES, STRENGTH(MECHANICS), CHEMISTRY, BONDING, REINFORCED PLASTICS.

Subject Categories : Refractory Fibers
      Organic Chemistry
      Physical Chemistry
      Polymer Chemistry

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE