Which allotrope of Carbon do we use in Carbon Fiber?

Carbon fibers are composed of carbon atoms linked in a longitudinal direction. The carbon atoms are bonded together in microscopic crystals that are more or less aligned parallel to the long axis of the fiber. This crystal alignment gives the…

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Why do we even use carbon fiber to make parts?

As a Chemist I thought it might be interesting to discuss why we use Carbon Fiber to make light and strong parts. Carbon fiber is light because carbon atoms are small and light. On the periodic table, carbon has an…

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