Advanced Inorganic Fibers

Process - Structure - Properties - Applications

  • Frederick T. Wallenberger
  • Roger Naslain
  • John B. Macchesney
  • Harold D. Ackler
  • Frederick T. Wallenberger

Part of the Materials Technology Series book series (MTEC, volume 6)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. F. T. Wallenberger
      Pages 3-8
  3. Fibers Form The Vapour Phase

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 9-9
    2. Fred Wallenberger
      Pages 11-46
    3. F. T. Wallenberger
      Pages 47-77
  4. Fibers From The Liquid Phase

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 79-79
    2. F. T. Wallenberger
      Pages 79-112
    3. F. T. Wallenberger
      Pages 123-128
    4. F. T. Wallenberger
      Pages 129-168
    5. H. D. Ackler, J. B. MacChesney
      Pages 169-201
  5. Fibers From Solid Precursor Fibers

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 203-203
    2. R. Naslain
      Pages 233-264
    3. R. Naslain
      Pages 265-298
    4. R. Naslain
      Pages 299-314
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 331-346

About this book


F. T. Wallenberger This book serves as an introduction to advanced inorganic fibers and aims to support fundamental research, assist applied scientists and designers in industry, and facilitate materials science instruction in universities and colleges. Its three main sections deal with fibers which are derived from the vapor phase such as single crystal silicon whiskers or carbon nanotubes, from the liquid phase such as advanced glass and single crystal oxide fibers, and from solid precursor fibers such as carbon and ceramic fibers. Contents FIBERS FROM THE VAPOR, LIQUID AND SOLID PHASE 1.1 The most important phase isthe liquid phase 1.2 Afiber by any name isstill afiber 1.3 Biographic sketches ofthe authors 1.4 Acknowledgments CHAPTER 1 FIBERS FROM THE VAPOR, LIQUID AND SOLID PHASE F. T. Wallenberger The book describes advanced inorganic fibers, focuses on principles and concepts, analyzes experimental and commercial processes, and relates process variables to structures, structures tofiber properties and fiber properties to end-use performance. In principle, there are discontinuous or inherently short, and continuous or potentially endless, fibers. Short fibers range from asbestos fibers, which were described as early as 300 BC to carbon nanotubes which were discovered in 1991 [1] and have been fully described in 1999 [2].


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Editors and affiliations

  • Frederick T. Wallenberger
    • 1
  • Roger Naslain
    • 2
    • 3
  • John B. Macchesney
    • 4
  • Harold D. Ackler
    • 5
  • Frederick T. Wallenberger
  1. 1.Advance TechnologyPPG Fiber Glass Research CenterPittsburgh
  2. 2.University of BordeauxBordeaux
  3. 3.High Temperature Structural Composites LaboratoryPessacFrance
  4. 4.Bell LaboratoriesLucent TechnologiesMurray Hill
  5. 5.Lawrence Livermore National LaboratoryLivermoreCalifornia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag US 2000
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-0-412-60790-5
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4419-8722-8
  • Series Print ISSN 1389-2126
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