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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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Since the days of the 92 Cup, when carbon-fibre sails lasted one weather leg and no-one would stand under the boom, we've made great progress," says Mahr, who believes enough progress has been made to justify the cost for the average racing sailor.
Contender US Sailcloth of Fall River, in Massachusetts, doesn't have a carbon-fibre product.
Manufacturers producing carbon-fibre cloth have experimented and tested extensively with combinations of materials and techniques to improve durability.