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ADVANCED COMPOSITE MATERIALS BASED ON CARBON FIBERS MODIFIED BY PLASMA OR ELECTROPOLYMERIZATION

Objective

The purpose of the project is to develop a new surface tr eatment for carbon fibres by: - plasma polymerziation of a monomer in gaseous phase on the fibre under the effect of a cold plasma; - electropolymerization based on polymerization of a monomer in an electrolytic bath. The development of improved or new carbon fibre based composite materials calls for new surface treatment techniques. Among these, deposition of a polymeric interphase between the reinforcement and the interface matrix is an attractive solution. This treatment should provide a greater degree of flexibility in the optimization of the fibre-matrix interface. It should also provide good resistance to the formation and propagation of microcracks for which present composite materials are sensitive. The deposition of a polymeric interphase is thus an important process in the interface production of high performance composite structures.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

FACULTES UNIVERSITAIRES NOTRE DAME DE LA PAIX
Address
Rue De Bruxelles 61
5000 Namur
Belgium

Participants (1)

University of Bath
United Kingdom
Address
Claverton Down
BA2 7AY Bath