Nanotailored Carbon Fibers
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DOD / USAF
Polyacrylonitrile (PAN)/carbon nanotube (CNT) composite fibers will be spun to obtain precursor fiber with about 2 micrometer diameter. By optimizing stabilization and carbonization conditions, high tensile strength carbon fiber will be obtained with a diameter of about 1 micrometer. CNT incoporation can lead to the ordered graphitic structure in the vicinity of CNT, which will improve the mechanical properties of the resulting carbon fiber. These nano-tailored carbon fibers will have superior tensile and compressive properties as well as better electrical conductivity as compared to the conventional carbon fiber.
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NANO ENGINEERED MATERIALS CORP.
2349 Lake Forest Trail Lawrenceville, GA 30043
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GEORGIA TECH RESEARCH CORP.
505 10th Street
Atlanta, GA 30332
R. P. Hart III, Esq.
Nonprofit college or university