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Technological hurdles to the application of intercalated graphite fibersBefore intercalated graphite fibers can be developed as an effective power material, there are several technological hurdles which must be overcome. These include the environmental stability, homogeneity and bulk properties, connection procedures, and costs. Strides were made within the last several years in stability and homogeneity of intercalated graphite fibers. Bulk properties and connection procedures are areas of active research now. Costs are still prohibitive for all but the most demanding applications. None of these problems, however, appear to be unsolvable, and their solution may result in wide spread GOC application. The development of a relatively simple technology application, such as EMI shielding, would stimulate the solution of scale-up problems. Once this technology is developed, then more demanding applications, such as power bus bars, may be possible.
Document ID
Document Type
Technical Memorandum (TM)
Gaier, James R.
(NASA Lewis Research Center Cleveland, OH, United States)
Date Acquired
September 5, 2013
Publication Date
December 1, 1988
Subject Category
Nonmetallic Materials
Report/Patent Number
NAS 1.15:101394
Meeting Information
Fall Meeting of the Materials Research Society(Boston, MA)
Funding Number(s)
PROJECT: RTOP 141-20-00
Distribution Limits
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.

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