Accession Number : ADA301968

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

Descriptive Note : Contractor rept.,

Corporate Author : HERCULES AEROSPACE CO MAGNA UT

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

PDF Url : ADA301968

Report Date : JUL 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 97

Abstract : The purpose of this report is to document the state of knowledge of the surface properties of carbon fiber (CF) and the properties of the interface between carbon fiber and polymers with emphasis on the fiber/matrix adhesion in carbon fiber reinforced plastics (CFRP). The report is an outgrowth of a conference held at NASA Langley Research Center on December 10-12, 1985 which had been called to review the problem of low bond strength between carbon fibers and certain thermoplastic polymers. The conferees included a small group of specialists in composite materials, surface chemistry, and composite mechanical behavior and were drawn from government, academe and industry (Appendix I). jg p.6

Descriptors :   *POLYMERS, *ADHESION, *CARBON FIBERS, *SURFACE PROPERTIES, *ORGANIC COMPOUNDS, MECHANICAL PROPERTIES, INTERFACES, COMPOSITE MATERIALS, RESEARCH FACILITIES, STRENGTH(MECHANICS), THERMOPLASTIC RESINS, BONDING, SURFACE CHEMISTRY, LOW STRENGTH, REINFORCED PLASTICS.

Subject Categories : Refractory Fibers
      Organic Chemistry
      Polymer Chemistry
      Plastics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE