Date of Award
Master of Science
Department of Engineering Physics
Abigail A. Bickley, PhD
Carbon Fiber (CF) has different tensile strengths and transverse moduli depending on how they are fabricated. Some CF is export controlled as it can be used for weapons, spacecraft, or gas centrifuges for enriching nuclear fuel. This research project explored a new way to prepare micron sized single CF threads to measure their transverse modulus and compare the moduli of non-export controlled CF to that of an export controlled CF. Five total polyacrylonitrile (PAN) fibers were used in this project, one of which was an export controlled fiber.
DTIC Accession Number
Scott, Zachary R., "Analysis of Microscopic Carbon Fiber Fragments" (2022). Theses and Dissertations. 5470.