Accession Number : ADA307572

Title :   Study of the Growth Parameters Involved in Synthesizing Boron Carbide Filaments.

Descriptive Note : Contract rept.,

Corporate Author : GENERAL ELECTRIC CO PHILADELPHIA PA

Personal Author(s) : Gatti, A. ; Mancuso, C. ; Feingold, E. ; Mehan, R. ; Cree, R.

PDF Url : ADA307572

Report Date : JUL 1965

Pagination or Media Count : 66

Abstract : In a previous study, whiskers of B(4)C were synthesized for the first time so that their crystalline and mechanical properties could be determined. In addition, preliminary studies were undertaken for the purpose of evaluating composite materials containing B(4)C whiskers. The results of this study have shown that B(4)C crystals possess an excellent combination of physical properties, in terms of high elastic modulus, high strength, and low density. Thus, these whiskers as reinforcements offer one of the greatest potentials for high strength-to-weight or high stiffness-to-weight materials of the future. In addition, the refractory properties of the B(4)C whiskers make them a prime candidate for reinforcing materials at high temperatures.

Descriptors :   *MECHANICAL PROPERTIES, *COMPOSITE MATERIALS, *SYNTHESIS(CHEMISTRY), *FILAMENTS, *BORON CARBIDES, PARAMETERS, PHYSICAL PROPERTIES, MATERIALS, GROWTH(GENERAL), HIGH TEMPERATURE, STIFFNESS, MODULUS OF ELASTICITY, CRYSTALLIZATION, HIGH STRENGTH, WEIGHT, LOW DENSITY, REINFORCING MATERIALS.

Subject Categories : Inorganic Chemistry
      Laminates and Composite Materials

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE