Synthesis of SiC Based Fibers with Continuous Pore Structure by Melt- Spinning and Controlled Curing Method
Silicon carbide (SiC) based fibers with continuous pore structures were synthesized by the precursor method using a polycarbosilane (PCS) and polymethylhydrosiloxane (PMHS) polymer blends. The pore formation process can be explained by hydrogen gas dissolution in the polymer melt and desaturation process of the dissolved gas during the fiber spinning. We investigated the effect of PMHS additives with different chemical and physical natures on the obtained pore structures, because PMHS decomposition process played a role of hydrogen gas source. The individual polymer melts were characterized by viscosity measurement, gas chromatograph analysis and thermogravimetric (TG) analysis in order to obtain details of pore structure control.
Takashi Goto, Yibing Cheng, Zhengyi Fu and Lianmeng Zhang
K. Kita et al., "Synthesis of SiC Based Fibers with Continuous Pore Structure by Melt- Spinning and Controlled Curing Method", Advanced Materials Research, Vol. 66, pp. 5-8, 2009