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Microwave and plasma-assisted modification of composite fiber surface topography

United States Patent

February 4, 2003
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The present invention introduces a novel method for producing an undulated surface on composite fibers using plasma technology and microwave radiation. The undulated surface improves the mechanical interlocking of the fibers to composite resins and enhances the mechanical strength and interfacial sheer strength of the composites in which they are introduced.
Paulauskas; Felix L. (Knoxville, TN), White; Terry L. (Knoxville, TN), Bigelow; Timothy S. (Knoxville, TN)
UT-Battelle, LLC (Oak Ridge, TN)
09/ 668,246
September 22, 2000
STATEMENT REGARDING FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH OR DEVELOPMENT The U.S. Government has a paid-up license in this invention and the right in limited circumstances to require the patent owner to license others on reasonable terms as provided for by the terms of Contract No. DE-AC05-00OR22725 awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy to UT-Battelle, LLC.