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Title: Microwave and plasma-assisted modification of composite fiber surface topography

Abstract

The present invention introduces a novel method for producing an undulated surface on composite fibers using plasma technology and microwave radiation. The undulated surface improves the mechanical interlocking of the fibers to composite resins and enhances the mechanical strength and interfacial sheer strength of the composites in which they are introduced.

Inventors:
 [1];  [1];  [1]
  1. Knoxville, TN
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
875019
Patent Number(s):
6,514,449
Assignee:
UT-Battelle, LLC (Oak Ridge, TN) ORNL
DOE Contract Number:  
AC05-00OR22725
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
microwave; plasma-assisted; modification; composite; fiber; surface; topography; introduces; novel; method; producing; undulated; fibers; plasma; technology; radiation; improves; mechanical; interlocking; resins; enhances; strength; interfacial; sheer; composites; introduced; mechanical strength; /264/

Citation Formats

Paulauskas, Felix L, White, Terry L, and Bigelow, Timothy S. Microwave and plasma-assisted modification of composite fiber surface topography. United States: N. p., 2003. Web.
Paulauskas, Felix L, White, Terry L, & Bigelow, Timothy S. Microwave and plasma-assisted modification of composite fiber surface topography. United States.
Paulauskas, Felix L, White, Terry L, and Bigelow, Timothy S. Tue . "Microwave and plasma-assisted modification of composite fiber surface topography". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/875019.
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abstractNote = {The present invention introduces a novel method for producing an undulated surface on composite fibers using plasma technology and microwave radiation. The undulated surface improves the mechanical interlocking of the fibers to composite resins and enhances the mechanical strength and interfacial sheer strength of the composites in which they are introduced.},
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place = {United States},
year = {2003},
month = {2}
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