Surface modification of carbon fibers by electroless deposition of Cu, Ni, and Ag

Chun Han Lai*, Pu-Wei Wu, Chao Ling Chou, Yu Fan Chiu

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Abstract

Surface modification of carbon fibers (CFs) was performed by electroless depositions of Ni, Cu, and Ag. The electrical and mechanical properties of the resulting fibers were improved after uniform metallic depositions were achieved. Materials characterizations of the deposited layers were conducted using SEM and XRD. We determined that Cu-plated CFs exhibited better electrical conductivity than that of Ni-plated one. However, the latter showed better mechanical properties than that of the former. Under proper oxidizing heat treatment, the carbon core of the plated CF was evaporated forming an oxide tube with excellent structural integrity. The oxide tube was successfully transformed into a metallic tube after a hydrogen reduction treatment.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationECS Transactions - General Student Poster Session
Pages35-42
Number of pages8
Edition20
DOIs
StatePublished - 25 Dec 2008
EventGeneral Student Poster Session - 212th ECS Meeting - Washington, DC, United States
Duration: 7 Oct 200712 Oct 2007

Publication series

NameECS Transactions
Number20
Volume11
ISSN (Print)1938-5862
ISSN (Electronic)1938-6737

Conference

ConferenceGeneral Student Poster Session - 212th ECS Meeting
CountryUnited States
CityWashington, DC
Period7/10/0712/10/07

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    Lai, C. H., Wu, P-W., Chou, C. L., & Chiu, Y. F. (2008). Surface modification of carbon fibers by electroless deposition of Cu, Ni, and Ag. In ECS Transactions - General Student Poster Session (20 ed., pp. 35-42). (ECS Transactions; Vol. 11, No. 20). https://doi.org/10.1149/1.2912045