The Structural Degradation of Carbon Fibres in Nickel at Elevated Temperature
The interactions of various types of carbon fibre with coatings of nickel have been studied in a temperature range of 800–1300°C. For all fibre types, the presence of nickel catalyses the graphitization of the fibre structure. The graphitization is accompanied by the penetration of nickel to the centre of the fibre and by a drastic reduction in the fibre strength. It occurs rapidly above a characteristic temperature that is dependent on the fibre type and structure. The results are discussed with respect to possible graphitization mechanisms.
KeywordsCarbon Fibre Fibre Type Fibre Strength Fibre Structure Nickel Coating
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