In situ electrical resistivity changes during bromine intercalation in carbon fibers

R. B. Mathur, O. P. Bahl, A. Kannan, S. Flandrois, A. Marchand, V. Gupta

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In situ reaction kinetics of bromine intercalation in carbon fibers have been followed by measuring changes in their electrical resistivity during an intercalation and de-intercalation cycle. The study suggests that for well-graphitized P-55(HTT 3000°C) and P-120 carbon fibers the reaction starts instantaneously and most of the charge transfer takes place within the first ten minutes with only 6% Br2 weight uptake. It has also been shown that the threshold bromine vapor pressure lies below 26 Torr for P-120 fibers (Tpseudo ∼ -15°C) and 48 Torr for P-55 HT (Tpseudo ∼ -5°C) and is dependent on the structure of the host carbon fibers. The results have been compared with the earlier ex situ bromination studies on carbon fibers.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1215-1220
Number of pages6
Issue number10
StatePublished - 1996
Externally publishedYes


  • Bromine
  • Carbon fibers
  • Intercalation
  • Resistivity
  • Vapor pressure

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Chemistry
  • General Materials Science


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