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MECHANICAL CLASSIFICATION OF CARBON FIBERS FROM RAMAN AND X-RAY SCATTERING...

by Jennifer L Niedziela, Andrew J Miskowiec, John F Langford Jr, Roger J Kapsimalis
Publication Type
Conference Paper
Journal Name
Proceedings of the American Carbon Society Conference
Book Title
Proceedings Of The American Carbon Society Carbon Conference 2019
Publication Date
Page Number
528
Issue
1
Conference Name
American Carbon Society Carbon Conference (Carbon 2019)
Conference Location
Lexington, Kentucky, United States of America
Conference Sponsor
Carbon Society of America
Conference Date
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Carbon fibers for application are produced from a wide variety of precursor phases and exhibit a broad range of mechanical characteristics that result from variations in the manufacturing process [1]. Raman spectroscopy, a nondestructive and potentially high-throughput tool, is highly sensitive to a host of phenomena in carbon-based materials [2]. Carbon fibers used in applications are naturally delineated along lines of macroscopic strength properties, and control of the macroscopic strength properties is well understood to be linked to the manufacturing process and ultimate firing temperature of the carbon fibers. Consequently, there are numerous characterizations of spectroscopic observables connected to macroscopic properties of carbon fibers, particularly to optimize production by attempting to quantify signatory changes in fibers [3]. Here we are specifically concerned with the evolution of spectroscopic data collected from carbon fibers as they connect to bulk mechanical properties as a baseline for studying spectral evolution under temperature and strain application. To this end, we present correlative results of experimental studies investigating the ability to connect the macroscopic properties of carbon fibers with microscopic observables across a broad range of macroscopic values.