Fibers From The Vapor, Liquid and Solid Phase
The book describes advanced inorganic fibers, focuses on principles and concepts, analyzes experimental and commercial processes, and relates process variables to structures, structures to fiber properties and fiber properties to end-use performance. In principle, there are discontinuous or inherently short, and continuous or potentially endless, fibers. Short fibers range from asbestos fibers, which were described as early as 300 to carbon nanotubes which were discovered in 1991  and have been fully described in 1999 . Continuous inorganic fibers range from silicate glass fibers which were reported in 1630, to vapor grown boron fibers which were reported in 1995 , single crystal germanium fibers  and amorphous yttrium aluminum garnet fibers  which were reported in 1998. Even continuous cryogenic hydrogen and argon fibers  were recently reported.
KeywordsVapor Phase Asbestos Fiber Precursor Fiber Tungsten Fiber Silicon Carbide Fiber
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