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Carbon Fibers


  • Introduces the field of carbon fibers and composites, including technological and commercial applications

  • Provides an insightful review to all the key techniques in the manufacturing and modification

  • Of interest to the beginner as well as the senior researcher in material engineering, practicing process design, and chemical engineering


Part of the Springer Series in Materials Science book series (SSMATERIALS, volume 210)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Soo-Jin Park, Seul-Yi Lee
    Pages 1-30
  3. Soo-Jin Park, Gun-Young Heo
    Pages 31-66
  4. Soo-Jin Park, Fan-Long Jin
    Pages 67-99
  5. Soo-Jin Park, Long-Yue Meng
    Pages 101-133
  6. Soo-Jin Park, Kyong-Min Bae
    Pages 135-178
  7. Soo-Jin Park, Min-Kang Seo
    Pages 179-235
  8. Soo-Jin Park, Ki-Seok KIM
    Pages 237-273
  9. Soo-Jin Park, Byung-Joo Kim
    Pages 275-317
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 319-330

About this book


This book contains eight chapters that discuss the manufacturing methods, surface treatment, composite interfaces, microstructure-property relationships with underlying fundamental physical and mechanical principles, and applications of carbon fibers and their composites.
Recently, carbon-based materials have received much attention for their many potential applications. The carbon fibers are very strong, stiff, and lightweight, enabling the carbon materials to deliver improved performance in several applications such as aerospace, sports, automotive, wind energy, oil and gas, infrastructure, defense, and semiconductors. However, the use of carbon fibers in cost-sensitive, high-volume industrial applications is limited because of their relatively high costs. However, its production is expected to increase because of its widespread use in high-volume industrial applications; therefore, the methods used for manufacturing carbon fibers and carbon-fiber-reinforced composites and their structures and characteristics need to be investigated.


Applications of Carbon Fibers Carbon Based Materials Carbon Fiber Industry Carbon Fibers and Composites Carbon Graphite Book Carbon Nanotubes Carbon-fiber-reinforced Composites Manufacturing Graphite Fibers Microstructure of Carbon Fibers Recent Uses of Carbon Fibers Testing Methods for Carbon Fibers

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.ChemistryInha UniversityIncheonKorea, Republic of (South Korea)

About the authors

Soo-Jin PARK is a professor in the department of chemistry at Inha University and an Editor-in-Chief of Carbon Letters. He received his Ph.D. in 1992 carried out under the supervision of Prof. Jean-Baptiste DONNET from Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS), France. His research interests include carbon materials for energy conversion and storage, curing catalysts and polymer-carbon composites, green adsorption device with porous carbons, and so on.

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