A process for producing molded pitch based foam is disclosed which minimizes cracking. The process includes forming a viscous pitch foam in a container, and then transferring the viscous pitch foam from the container into a mold. The viscous pitch foam in the mold is hardened to provide a carbon foam having a relatively uniform distribution of pore sizes and a highly aligned graphic structure in the struts.
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The United States Government has rights in this invention pursuant to contract No. DE-AC05-96OR22464 between the United States Department of Energy and Lockheed Martin Energy Research Corporation.