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VGCF/carbon composites for plasma-facing materials
Author(s): Max L. Lake; Jyh-Ming Ting
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Paper Abstract

While carbon fibers are electrically conductive, the conductivity is poor compared to metals, and is anisotropic to a degree depending on the degree of graphitic perfection and orientation in the fiber. A novel graphite fiber reinforcement known as vapor grown carbon fiber (VGCF) is being used to fabricate a high thermal conductivity carbon/carbon composite for use as a plasma facing material. Composite processing has been developed, resulting in recent fabrication of a 1D composite having a thermal conductivity of 910 W/m-K. Further advances in composite fabrication are under study which may provide for 1D composites having thermal conductivity exceeding 1000 W/m-K.

Paper Details

Date Published: 12 November 1993
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 1997, High Heat Flux Engineering II, (12 November 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.163800
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Max L. Lake, Applied Sciences, Inc. (United States)
Jyh-Ming Ting, Applied Sciences, Inc. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1997:
High Heat Flux Engineering II
Ali M. Khounsary, Editor(s)

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