Fluorine-intercalated carbon fibers: II: An X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy study

A. Tressaud, C. Guimon, V. Gupta, F. Moguet

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The X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy study of fluorine-intercalated carbon fibers has shown the formation of semi-ionic bonding between carbon and intercalated fluorine species, leading to an increase in the positive charge on the involved carbon atoms and a subsequent increase in C 1s binding energy. Covalent CF bonding is present at the external surface of the fibers. The relative amounts of these species are dependent on the intercalation rate and on the nature of the host fibers: polyacrylonitrile or pitch based, either as received or high temperature treated.

Original languageBritish English
Pages (from-to)61-68
Number of pages8
JournalMaterials Science and Engineering B: Solid-State Materials for Advanced Technology
Issue number1
StatePublished - Feb 1995


  • Carbon fibers
  • Fluorides
  • Surface composition
  • X-ray spectroscopy


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