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Fibers composed of elemental Boron are prepared as vapor-deposited filaments of a heated tungsten wire. Boron fibers are used for reinforcing and heat resistance in composite materials such as ceramics, metals, and epoxy resins. They are also woven into fabrics. Boron fibers have been used in many aircraft and space applications.
Synonyms and Related Terms
boron fibre (Br.);fibra de boro (Esp.); fibre de bore (Fr.)
Resources and Citations
- G.S.Brady, Materials Handbook, McGraw-Hill Book Co., New York, 1971 Comment: p. 111
- Richard S. Lewis, Hawley's Condensed Chemical Dictionary, Van Nostrand Reinhold, New York, 10th ed., 1993
- Hoechst Celanese Corporation, Dictionary of Fiber & Textile Technology (older version called Man-made Fiber and Textile Dictionary, 1965), Hoechst Celanese Corporation, Charlotte NC, 1990