Title

Mechanism of Anisotropy Occurrence in a Pitch Precursor of Carbon Fibres: Part III—Hot Stage Microscopy of Pitch B and C

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

1991

Publication Source

Carbon

Abstract

Two anisotropic pitches, B and C, were heat-treated by using a hot-stage. The optical microscopy study shows that only pitch C is a true thermotropic material, whereas pitch B reversibility is hindered by the mixture with an isotropic phase, rich in Brooks and Taylor mesophase single spheres. In the latter, the development of irreversible Brooks and Taylor mosaics at least partly overcomes the sol-gel transformation. On the contrary, after softening, pitch C develops an overall anisotropy without germination growth. The mosaic-like domains are formed by disclinations annealing.

Inclusive pages

857-864

ISBN/ISSN

0008-6223

Publisher

Elsevier

Volume

29

Issue

7

Peer Reviewed

yes