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Carbonized asphaltene-based carbon-carbon fiber composites

United States Patent

December 27, 2016
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A method of making a carbon binder-reinforced carbon fiber composite is provided using carbonized asphaltenes as the carbon binder. Combinations of carbon fiber and asphaltenes are also provided, along with the resulting composites and articles of manufacture.
Bohnert; George (Harrisonville, MO), Lula; James (Lone Jack, MO), Bowen, III; Daniel E. (Olathe, KS)
Honeywell Federal Manufacturing & Technologies, LLC (Kansas City, MO)
13/ 477,603
May 22, 2012
FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH OR DEVELOPMENT This invention was made with government support under contract #DE-NA0000622, awarded by the United States Department of Energy. The United States government has certain rights in the invention.