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carbon fiber

a material consisting of graphite fibers in a plastic matrix. It is used in radiological devices to reduce patient exposure to x-rays.

carbon

a chemical element, atomic number 6,atomic weight 12.011, symbol C. See Table 6.

asymmetric carbon atom
one bonded to four different atoms. See also isomer.
carbon fiber
made by the pyrolization of polymer fibers at very high temperatures and used in various forms as soft tissue implants, particularly in tendon and ligament repair.
carbon fixation
see dark reaction.
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With my research into developing new carbon fibre composite materials, I hope to answer that question with a resounding "yes".
Carbon fibre composites combine carbon fibre with a range of composite materials such as Kevlar and glass fibres which are increasingly being utilised in numerous applications across a wide range of sectors such as aerospace, marine and automotive.
Carbon fibre composites are now set to play an important role in the automotive industry.
It was watching Frank in his bulky chair that inspired Marcus to build the world's lightest model out of carbon fibre composite.
Lord Barry Jones told the Lords the new A350 would be made with carbon fibre composite wings for lower weight and increased economy.
Utilising cutting edge technology and design, these strong but lightweight carbon fibre composite wheels are used in the automotive, aerospace and commercial industries.
10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Report Details The carbon fibre composites market will exhibit strong growth in the near future across many industry sectors and applications.
The biggest players in the carbon fibre composites market, overall, include Hexcel, Cytec, Toray and Teijin.
Visiongain provides forecasts for the period 2012-2022 in terms of value (US$) for the global composites market, as well as for 4 submarkets (glass fibre composites, carbon fibre composites, aramid fibre composites, other fibre / hybrid composites) of the composites market.
The Germany-based automaker is strengthening its focus on lightweight construction and the use of carbon fibre composites in automobile manufacture.
The seemingly steady aircraft industry is, in fact, an agile and changeable one and the use of carbon fibre composites in commercial aircraft is set to increase, driven by environmental issues and economics.