This project was accepted into TIP with the goal of providing a minor modification to traditional textile PAN production lines that enhances molecular order in precursor thereby enhancing the performance of the carbonized filaments.
Ability to improve and retain the molecular order in precursor fibers during stabilization favors carbon fiber quality and performance. If successful, this technology could enable the adoption of carbon fiber produced from textile PAN precursors in more demanding applications, possibly including aerospace applications.
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Enhancing textile grade PAN carbon fiber precursors
– Provisional patent application in preparation
E. Morris, M.C. Weisenberger, M.G. Abdallah, F. Vautard, H.A. Grappe, S. Ozcan, F.L. Paulauskas, C. Eberle, D.C. Jackson, S.J. Mecham, A.K. Naskar. “High performance carbon fibers from very high molecular weight polyacrylonitrile precursors”. Carbon, 101(C) (2016).”