Structure and Properties of High-Performance Fibers explores the relationship between the structure and properties of a wide range of high-performance fibers. Part I covers high-performance inorganic fibers, including glasses and ceramics, plus carbon fibers of various types. In Part II, high-performance synthetic polymer fibers are discussed, while Part III reviews those natural fibers that can be used to create advanced textiles. The high-performance properties of these fibers are related to their chemistry and morphology, as well as the ways in which they are synthesized and spun.
High-performance fibers form the basis of textile materials with applications in protection, medicine, and composite reinforcement. Fibers are selected for these technical applications due to their advanced physical, mechanical, and chemical properties.
- Offers up-to-date coverage of new and advanced materials for the fiber and textile industries
- Reviews structure-property relationships of high-performance inorganic, carbon, synthetic polymer, and natural fibers
- Includes contributions from an international team of authors edited by an expert in the field
- Reviews those natural fibers that can be used to create advanced textiles
1. Introduction to high-performance fibers
Part One. High-performance inorganic fibers 2. High-performance PAN-based carbon fibers and their performance requirements 3. High-performance pitch-based carbon fibers 4. High-performance carbon nanofibers and nanotubes
Part Two. High-performance synthetic polymer fibers 5. Liquid crystal aromatic polyester-arylate (LCP) fibers: Structure, properties, and applications 6. High-performance rigid-rod polymer fibers 7. High performance polyethylene fibers 8. High-modulus polypropylene fibers
through postspinning operations 9. High-performance nylon fibers 10. High performance fibers from aramid polymers 11. Electrospun nanofibers 12. High performance polyimide fibers
Part Three. High-performance natural fibers 13. Silk from silkworms and spiders as high-performance fibers 14. Wool as a high-performance fiber
Dr Gajanan Bhat has over 30 years' experience of textiles research in both industry and academia. He is currently Department Head of Textiles, Merchandising and Interiors, and Georgia Athletic Association Professor of Fibers and Textiles at the University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia, USA. Professor Bhat has published more than 125 original research papers, has three US Patents to his credit, and has been a Fellow of the Textiles Institute since 2005.