Accession Number : ADD008712

Title :   Method of Making a Composite Wire.

Descriptive Note : Patent Application,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Rothwarf,Frederick

Report Date : 25 Jun 1981

Pagination or Media Count : 6

Abstract : A high strength, lightweight composite wire is made by intercalating graphite fiber with a material that will impart high electrical conductivities to the fiber. The intercalated fiber is coated with a wetting agent and the coated intercalated graphite fiber then placed in a molten bath of magnesium or a low melting magnesium alloy. A composite wire is then produced by extrusion through a suitable die. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Patent applications, *Electric wire, *Electric cables, *Composite materials, *Fabrication, Graphite, Carbon fibers, Copper compounds, Chlorides, Coatings, Wetting, Magnesium alloys, Melts, Inventions

Subject Categories : Refractory Fibers
      Laminates and Composite Materials
      Fabrication Metallurgy
      Ammunition and Explosives

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE