High Elastic Modulus Carbon Fibre


PRESENT-DAY interest in fibre reinforced composite materials has been centred on the difficulty of preparing suitable filamentary materials in large quantities. The attractive physical properties of whisker crystals have not, as yet, been exploited, because of the difficulties of bulk production of uniform whiskers.


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STANDAGE, A., PRESCOTT, R. High Elastic Modulus Carbon Fibre. Nature 211, 169 (1966). https://doi.org/10.1038/211169a0

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