Coating structure of metal-coated carbon fibres

Pai, BC and Kulkarni, AG and Bhasker, TA and Balasubramanian, N (1980) Coating structure of metal-coated carbon fibres. Journal of Materials Science, 15 (7). pp. 1860-1863. ISSN 0022-2461

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Abstract

The note reports the effect of the concentration of glacial acetic acid on the structure of the Cu, and of Co and Ni coatings deposited on heat treated carbon fibers. The coatings were examined by scanning electron microscopy, showing that the copper coating consisted of isolated dendritic patches, while the Ni-Co coating spreads uniformly over the fibers. The strength of the copper coated fibers decreased with the increased fiber diameters, while nickel-cobalt coatings increased the fiber strength due to their uniform nature; however, at higher thicknesses internal stresses developed in the deposits, decreasing the ultimate strength of the Ni and Co coated fibers

Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: Copyright for this article belongs to Springer Verlag
Uncontrolled Keywords: Acetic acid;Carbon fibers;Crystal structure;Fiber strength;Metal coatings;Metal matrix composites;Cobalt; Copper;Dendritic crystals;Heat treatment;Nickel coatings; Scanning electron microscopy;Tensile strength
Subjects: CHEMISTRY AND MATERIALS > Composite Materials
Division/Department: Materials Science Division, Other, Materials Science Division, Materials Science Division
Depositing User: Ms. Alphones Mary
Date Deposited: 16 Dec 2005
Last Modified: 24 May 2010 09:39
URI: http://nal-ir.nal.res.in/id/eprint/896

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