Patterned Functional Carbon Fibers from Polyethylene

Authors

  • Marcus A. Hunt,

    1. Polymer Matrix Composites Group, Materials Science and Technology Division, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, TN 37831-6053, USA
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  • Tomonori Saito,

    1. Polymer Matrix Composites Group, Materials Science and Technology Division, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, TN 37831-6053, USA
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  • Rebecca H. Brown,

    1. Polymer Matrix Composites Group, Materials Science and Technology Division, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, TN 37831-6053, USA
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  • Amar S. Kumbhar,

    1. Chapel Hill Analytical and Nanofabrication Laboratory, Institute for Advanced Materials, NanoScience and Technology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3216, USA
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  • Amit K. Naskar

    Corresponding author
    1. Polymer Matrix Composites Group, Materials Science and Technology Division, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, TN 37831-6053, USA
    • Polymer Matrix Composites Group, Materials Science and Technology Division, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, TN 37831-6053, USA.
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Abstract

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Carbon fibers having unique morphologies, from hollow circular to gear-shaped, are produced from a novel melt-processable precursor and method. The resulting carbon fiber exhibits microstructural and topological properties that are dependent on processing conditions, rendering them highly amenable to myriad applications.

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