12 November 1993 VGCF/carbon composites for plasma-facing materials
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While carbon fibers are electrically conductive, the conductivity is poor compared to metals, and is anisotropic to a degree depending on the degree of graphitic perfection and orientation in the fiber. A novel graphite fiber reinforcement known as vapor grown carbon fiber (VGCF) is being used to fabricate a high thermal conductivity carbon/carbon composite for use as a plasma facing material. Composite processing has been developed, resulting in recent fabrication of a 1D composite having a thermal conductivity of 910 W/m-K. Further advances in composite fabrication are under study which may provide for 1D composites having thermal conductivity exceeding 1000 W/m-K.
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Max L. Lake and Jyh-Ming Ting "VGCF/carbon composites for plasma-facing materials", Proc. SPIE 1997, High Heat Flux Engineering II, (12 November 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.163800; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.163800
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