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Low Temperature Pyrocarbon : a review

Abstract : This article is a synthetic survey of the recent researches in the field of pyrocarbons. Pyrocarbon is the form of carbon which deposits on hot surfaces above 900°C by cracking of hydrocarbons. Applications are in the fields of composite materials, nuclear reactors or biomaterials. Very recently, an important step was reached concerning the understanding of the growth processes. A classification of the low temperature pyrocarbons is introduced. It is based on the measure of carbon defects and anisotropy, using Raman spectroscopy. It provides a comprehensive relationship between growth mechanisms, structure and properties of pyrocarbons.
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Xavier Bourrat, Francis Langlais, Georges Chollon, Gérard L. Vignoles. Low Temperature Pyrocarbon : a review. Journal of the Brazilian Chemical Society, Sociedade Brasileira de Química, SBQ, 2006, 17, pp.1090-1095. ⟨hal-00092046⟩

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