The Conversion Process of Cellulose Fiber into Ceramic Fibers

  1. Prof. Dr. G. Müller
  1. Evelina Vogli,
  2. Holger Friedrich,
  3. Heino Sieber and
  4. Peter Greil

Published Online: 27 APR 2006

DOI: 10.1002/3527607293.ch35

Ceramics - Processing, Reliability, Tribology and Wear, Volume 12

Ceramics - Processing, Reliability, Tribology and Wear, Volume 12

How to Cite

Vogli, E., Friedrich, H., Sieber, H. and Greil, P. (2000) The Conversion Process of Cellulose Fiber into Ceramic Fibers, in Ceramics - Processing, Reliability, Tribology and Wear, Volume 12 (ed G. Müller), Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim, FRG. doi: 10.1002/3527607293.ch35

Editor Information

  1. Fraunhofer-Institut für Silicatforschung, Neunerplatz 2, 97082 Würzburg, Germany

Author Information

  1. University of Erlangen - Nuernberg, Department of Materials Science (III), Glass and Ceramics, Martensstrasse 5, D-91058 Erlangen, Germany

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 27 APR 2006
  2. Published Print: 27 JUN 2000

Book Series:

  1. EUROMAT 99

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9783527301942

Online ISBN: 9783527607297

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Keywords:

  • conversion process of cellulose fiber into ceramic fibers

Summary

The aim of the present paper is to describe the transformational process during the organic [RIGHTWARDS ARROW] inorganic conversion of cellulose fibers into ceramics. Due to its molecular structure, supermolecular order and fibrillar morphology, cellulose is a typical fiber polymer. It is quite predominantly processed and used in the form of fibers. The average cellulosic fiber dimensions depend on the material, in which cellulose was synthesized, for example: pine has fiber length - 3100 µm and fiber width - 31 µm; beech - 1200 and 21 µm; cotton interns - 9000 and 19 µm etc. The cellulose fibers were pyrolysed and the resulting carbon fibers were coated with solid metal particles or metal vapour (Si, Al and a mixture of both). The reaction of the carbide formation and the growth behaviour of carbide particles during the liquidsuspension–solidcarbon and gaseousmetal-solidcarbon reaction processes were investigated by XRD, TGA, DTA and SEM measurements.