Electrical and mechanical properties of copper chloride-intercalated pitch-based carbon fibers

Hisashi Oshima, John A. Woollam, Andre Yavrouian, Michael B. Dowell

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Using chlorine vapor transport we have intercalated pitch-based fibers, highly oriented pyrolytic graphite (HOPG), and natural single crystals of graphite with CuCl2. In this paper we report mainly on the electrical properties of pitch-based fibers heat treated to 2500, 2750 and 3000 °C and then intercalated. The electrical resistivity both above and below room temperature, the tensile strength, and Young's modulus are reported. In very high magnetic fields at 4 K the fibers exhibit Shubnikov-de Haas oscillations, which means this powerful technique is now available as a diagnostic tool for intercalated fibers.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)113-123
Number of pages11
JournalSynthetic Metals
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jan 1983

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry


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