Electrocoating of carbon fibres: A route for interface control in carbon fibre reinforced poly methylmethacrylate?

Bismarck A., Lee A., Sarac A., Schulz E., Wilson K.

COMPOSITES SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY, vol.65, no.10, pp.1564-1573, 2005 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier


A simple method of creating defined PMMA and poly (MMA-co-Cz) electrocoatings on carbon fibres is described. The electrodeposition of poly methylmethacrylate (PMMA) onto unsized, unmodified carbon fibres was performed by simple constant current electrolyses of methylmethacrylate (MMA) monomer in dimethylformamide (DMF) solutions and the 'pure' liquid monomer using sodium nitrate and lithium perchlorate as supporting electrolytes. The presence of polymeric coatings successfully attached to the carbon fibres was verified by scanning electron microscopy and photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS).