Introduction to Fiber Materials

Stephen C. Hawkins

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The nature of fiber materials and the differences between conventional fibers and nanoscale fibers are discussed in this chapter. The challenge of carbon nanotube (CNT) yarn fiber fabrication is provided from the perspective of conventional yarn fiber fabrication. Prospects for large-scale manufacturing and the physical properties of yarn are also discussed. This chapter sets the stage for presentation of a compendium of techniques working toward producing superfiber materials.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationNanotube Superfiber Materials
Subtitle of host publicationChanging Engineering Design
PublisherAcademic Press
Number of pages32
ISBN (Print)9781455778638
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2013
Externally publishedYes


  • Carbon nanotubes
  • Direct spinning
  • Direct synthesis
  • Dispersion
  • Nanofibers
  • Superfiber
  • Yarn

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