Title

Formulation of a Mathematical Process Model for the Foaming of a Mesophase Carbon Precursor

Document Type

Conference Paper

Publication Date

1-1992

Publication Source

Proceedings of the Symposium on Novel Forms of Carbon

Abstract

Mathematical equations have been formulated to guide an experimental effort to produce an open-celled mesophase pitch foam. The formulation provides an analytical description of homogeneous bubble nucleation and growth, diffusion of the blowing gas through the liquid to the bubble surface, and the average material thickness between bubbles. Implications of the formulation for the experimental production of mesophase pitch foam are discussed.

Inclusive pages

35-40

ISBN/ISSN

1946-4274

Comments

Permission documentation is on file.

Publisher

Cambridge University Press

Volume

270

Place of Publication

Pittsburgh, PA

Peer Reviewed

yes