Structure and Properties of High-Performance Fibers | Gajanan Bhat

Structure and Properties of High-Performance Fibers
Edited by Gajanan Bhat
Structure and Properties of High-Performance Fibers

The Textile Institute and Woodhead Publishing
List of contributors
Woodhead Publishing Series in Textiles
1. Introduction to high-performance fibers

Part One. High-performance inorganic fibers
2. High-performance PAN-based carbon fibers and their performance requirements
2.1. Synthesis of high-performance PAN-based CFs
2.2. Structure and properties of high-performance PAN-based CFs
2.3. Applications of high-performance PAN-based CFs
2.4. Conclusion: strengths and weaknesses of current fiber types
2.5. Future trends
3. High-performance pitch-based carbon fibers
3.1. Introduction
3.2. Pitch precursors
3.3. Manufacturing of carbon fibers
3.4. Structure and properties
3.5. Applications of high-performance pitch-based carbon fibers
3.6. Conclusion
4. High-performance carbon nanofibers and nanotubes
4.1. Carbon nanotubes (CNTs)
4.2. Carbon nanotube-based fibers
4.3. CNT yarns
4.4. Carbon nanofibers
4.5. CNF based composite filaments
4.6. Comparison of CNT and CNF properties
4.7. Surface modification and dispersion techniques of CNTs and CNFs for composite applications
4.8. Applications
4.9. Future trends

Part Two. High-performance synthetic polymer fibers
5. Liquid crystal aromatic polyester-arylate (LCP) fibers: Structure, properties, and applications
5.1. Introduction
5.2. LCP polymer development history
5.3. LCP polymer synthesis
5.4. LCP fiber manufacturing
5.5. LCP fiber structure and properties
5.6. LCP fiber applications
5.7. Future trends
5.8. Summary
6. High-performance rigid-rod polymer fibers
6.1. Introduction
6.2. Synthesis of rigid-rod polymers
6.3. Spinning of poly(p-phenylene benzobisoxazole) fibers
6.4. Structure and properties of rigid-rod fibers
6.5. Modification of rigid-rod fibers
6.6. Applications of rigid-rod fibers
6.7. Concluding remarks
7. High performance polyethylene fibers
7.1. Introduction
7.2. Processing of high-performance polyethylene fibers
7.3. Hierarchical structure of high-performance polyethylene fibers
7.4. Applications of high-performance polyethylene fibers
7.5. Conclusion: strengths and weaknesses—the state of the art
7.6. Future trends
Sources of further information and advice
8. High-modulus polypropylene fibers—through postspinning operations
8.1. Introduction
8.2. Synthesis of high-performance polypropylene fibers
8.3. Structure and properties of high-performance polypropylene fibers
8.4. Applications of high-performance polypropylene fibers
8.5. Conclusion: strengths and weaknesses of current fiber types
8.6. Future trends
9. High-performance nylon fibers
9.1. Introduction
9.2. Production of high-performance nylon fibers
9.3. Structure and properties of high-performance nylon fibers
9.4. Applications of high-performance nylon fibers
9.5. Conclusions and future trends
10. High performance fibers from aramid polymers
10.1. Introduction
10.2. Polymer preparation of aramid fibers
10.3. Structure and properties
10.4. Surface modification of aramid fibers
10.5. Applications
10.6. Conclusion
11. Electrospun nanofibers
11.1. Introduction
11.2. Electrospinning
11.3. Morphology of electrospun nanofibers
11.4. Applications of electrospun nanofibers
11.5. Outlook
12. High performance polyimide fibers
12.1. Introduction
12.2. One-step method for polyimide synthesis
12.3. Two-step method for polyimide synthesis
12.4. Applications of polyimide fibers
12.5. Conclusion

Part Three. High-performance natural fibers
13. Silk from silkworms and spiders as high-performance fibers
13.1. Introduction to silks from silkworms
13.2. Introduction to sericulture
13.3. Types of silk and their importance
13.4. High-performance requirements for silk
13.5. Synthesis of silk fibers from silkworms
13.6. Silk reeling and silk fiber manufacture
13.7. Silk reeling (cocoon sorting, cocoon stifling, cocoon riddling, cocoon cooking, etc.)
13.8. Types of silk-reeling machines
13.9. Structure and properties of silk from silkworms for high-performance requirements
13.10. Cross-sectional view
13.11. Amino acid composition
13.12. Spider silk: synthesis, structure, and properties
13.13. Applications of high-performance silk fibers
13.14. Summary
13.15. Future trends
14. Wool as a high-performance fiber
14.1. Introduction
14.2. Structure and properties of the wool fiber
14.3. Fiber modification to improve performance
14.4. Conclusion: strengths and weaknesses
14.5. Future trends
Sources of further information and advice

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