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Title: Apparatus and method for carbon fiber surface treatment

Abstract

An apparatus and method for enhancing the surface energy and/or surface chemistry of carbon fibers involves exposing the fibers to direct or indirect contact with atmospheric pressure plasma generated using a background gas containing at least some oxygen or other reactive species. The fiber may be exposed directly to the plasma, provided that the plasma is nonfilamentary, or the fiber may be exposed indirectly through contact with gases exhausting from a plasma discharge maintained in a separate volume. In either case, the process is carried out at or near atmospheric pressure, thereby eliminating the need for vacuum equipment. The process may be further modified by moistening the fibers with selected oxygen-containing liquids before exposure to the plasma.

Inventors:
 [1];  [1]
  1. Knoxville, TN
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
UT-Battle, LLC (Oak Ridge, TN)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1067876
Patent Number(s):
8,227,051
Application Number:
11/159,006
Assignee:
UT-Battle, LLC (Oak Ridge, TN)
DOE Contract Number:  
AC05-00OR22725
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE

Citation Formats

Paulauskas, Felix L, and Sherman, Daniel M. Apparatus and method for carbon fiber surface treatment. United States: N. p., 2012. Web.
Paulauskas, Felix L, & Sherman, Daniel M. Apparatus and method for carbon fiber surface treatment. United States.
Paulauskas, Felix L, and Sherman, Daniel M. Tue . "Apparatus and method for carbon fiber surface treatment". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1067876.
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author = {Paulauskas, Felix L and Sherman, Daniel M},
abstractNote = {An apparatus and method for enhancing the surface energy and/or surface chemistry of carbon fibers involves exposing the fibers to direct or indirect contact with atmospheric pressure plasma generated using a background gas containing at least some oxygen or other reactive species. The fiber may be exposed directly to the plasma, provided that the plasma is nonfilamentary, or the fiber may be exposed indirectly through contact with gases exhausting from a plasma discharge maintained in a separate volume. In either case, the process is carried out at or near atmospheric pressure, thereby eliminating the need for vacuum equipment. The process may be further modified by moistening the fibers with selected oxygen-containing liquids before exposure to the plasma.},
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place = {United States},
year = {2012},
month = {7}
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