VGCF/carbon composites for plasma-facing materials

Max L. Lake, Jyh Ming Ting

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
EditorsAli M. Khounsary
PublisherPubl by Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)0819412465
Publication statusPublished - 1993 Dec 1
EventHigh Heat Flux Engineering II - San Diego, CA, USA
Duration: 1993 Jul 121993 Jul 13

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
ISSN (Print)0277-786X


OtherHigh Heat Flux Engineering II
CitySan Diego, CA, USA

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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