Carbon Fibers

Carbon fibers are fibers composed at least 92 wt% (mass fraction) of carbon.

Carbon fibers are fabricated by pyrolysis of organic precursor fibers or by growth from gaseous hydrocarbons. The use of the term graphite fibers instead of carbon fibers as often observed in the literature is incorrect and should be avoided. The term graphite fibers is justified only if three -dimensional crystalline order is confirmed, for example, by X-ray diffraction measurements.