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Methods of producing continuous boron carbide fibers

United States Patent

9,199,227
December 1, 2015
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Methods of producing continuous boron carbide fibers. The method comprises reacting a continuous carbon fiber material and a boron oxide gas within a temperature range of from approximately 1400.degree. C. to approximately 2200.degree. C. Continuous boron carbide fibers, continuous fibers comprising boron carbide, and articles including at least a boron carbide coating are also disclosed.
Garnier; John E. (Idaho Falls, ID), Griffith; George W. (Idaho Falls, ID)
ADVANCED CERAMIC FIBERS, LLC (Idaho Falls, ID)
13/ 215,967
20130048903
August 23, 2011
STATEMENT REGARDING FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH OR DEVELOPMENT This invention was made with government support under Contract Number DE-AC07-05ID14517 awarded by the United States Department of Energy. The government has certain rights in the invention.