Preparation of zinc oxide whisker on carbon fibers

Hu Zhang, Ling Wang, Jian Feng Tong, Xiao Su Yi

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A process is adopted to grow whiskers on carbon fibers. The whisker growth is carried out in a two-step process. Plasma spraying, electroplating and magnetron sputtering are used to pretreat the surface of carbon fibers and then ZnO whiskers are grown by hydrothermal method. By comparing three different methods of surface pretreatment, it is concluded that magnetron sputtering is most available and has no damage to the carbon fibers. Combining preparation method of the ZnO whiskers, a new process is developed to surface modified of carbon fibers which is expected apply to carbon fiber composites.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHigh-Performance Ceramics VI
PublisherTrans Tech Publications Ltd
Number of pages3
ISBN (Print)0878492747, 9780878492749
Publication statusPublished - 2010
Externally publishedYes
Event6th China International Conference on High-Performance Ceramics, CICC-6 - Harbin, China
Duration: 16 Aug 200919 Aug 2009

Publication series

NameKey Engineering Materials
ISSN (Print)1013-9826
ISSN (Electronic)1662-9795


Conference6th China International Conference on High-Performance Ceramics, CICC-6


  • Carbon fiber
  • Magnetron sputtering
  • ZnO whisker

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Materials Science
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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