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High modulus, high strength carbon fibers, having a highly oriented structure characterized by the presence of carbon crystallites preferentially aligned parallel to the fiber axis, are produced from carbonaceous pitches which have been transformed, in part, to a liquid crystal or so-called "mesophase" state. When heated to graphitizing temperatures, these fibers develop the three-dimensional order characteristic of polycrystalline graphite.

Title
High modulus, high strength carbon fibers produced from mesophase pitch
Application Number
239490
Publication Number
4005183
Application Date
March 5, 1973
Publication Date
January 25, 1977
Inventor
Leonard Sidney Singer
Berea
OH, US
Agent
John S Piscitello
Assignee
Union Carbide Corporation
NY, US
IPC
C01B 31/07
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