Density-Modulus Relationship in Graphite Fibers Made from Acrylic Yarns

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Science  10 Jul 1970:
Vol. 169, Issue 3941, pp. 178-179
DOI: 10.1126/science.169.3941.178


Three types of polyacrylonitrile yarn were converted to graphite fibers. There was a linear relation between density and Young's modulus of the graphite fibers, the ranges observed being 1.58 to 2.18 grams per cubic centimeter and 25 to 112 x 106 pounds per square inch.

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