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Title: Pitch-based carbon foam and composites

Abstract

A process for producing carbon foam or a composite is disclosed which obviates the need for conventional oxidative stabilization. The process employs mesophase or isotropic pitch and a simplified process using a single mold. The foam has a relatively uniform distribution of pore sizes and a highly aligned graphic structure in the struts. The foam material can be made into a composite which is useful in high temperature sandwich panels for both thermal and structural applications.

Inventors:
 [1]
  1. Knoxville, TN
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
874426
Patent Number(s):
6387343
Assignee:
UT-Battelle, LLC (Oak Ridge, TN)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
Y - NEW / CROSS SECTIONAL TECHNOLOGIES Y10 - TECHNICAL SUBJECTS COVERED BY FORMER USPC Y10T - TECHNICAL SUBJECTS COVERED BY FORMER US CLASSIFICATION
Y - NEW / CROSS SECTIONAL TECHNOLOGIES Y02 - TECHNOLOGIES OR APPLICATIONS FOR MITIGATION OR ADAPTATION AGAINST CLIMATE CHANGE Y02E - REDUCTION OF GREENHOUSE GAS [GHG] EMISSIONS, RELATED TO ENERGY GENERATION, TRANSMISSION OR DISTRIBUTION
DOE Contract Number:  
AC05-96OR22464
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
pitch-based; carbon; foam; composites; process; producing; composite; disclosed; obviates; conventional; oxidative; stabilization; employs; mesophase; isotropic; pitch; simplified; single; mold; uniform; distribution; pore; sizes; highly; aligned; graphic; structure; struts; material; useful; temperature; sandwich; panels; thermal; structural; applications; pore size; structural applications; producing carbon; simplified process; oxidative stabilization; isotropic pitch; /423/428/

Citation Formats

Klett, James W. Pitch-based carbon foam and composites. United States: N. p., 2002. Web.
Klett, James W. Pitch-based carbon foam and composites. United States.
Klett, James W. Tue . "Pitch-based carbon foam and composites". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/874426.
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