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Hybrid matrix fiber composites

United States Patent

July 15, 2003
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Hybrid matrix fiber composites having enhanced compressive performance as well as enhanced stiffness, toughness and durability suitable for compression-critical applications. The methods for producing the fiber composites using matrix hybridization. The hybrid matrix fiber composites include two chemically or physically bonded matrix materials, whereas the first matrix materials are used to impregnate multi-filament fibers formed into ribbons and the second matrix material is placed around and between the fiber ribbons that are impregnated with the first matrix material and both matrix materials are cured and solidified.
Deteresa; Steven J. (Livermore, CA), Lyon; Richard E. (Absecon, NJ), Groves; Scott E. (Brentwood, CA)
The Regents of the University of California (Oakland, CA)
09/ 506,428
February 17, 2000
The United States Government has rights in this invention pursuant to Contract No. W-7405-ENG-48 between the U.S. Department of Energy and the University of California, for the operation of the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.