Carbon nanofibers are promising to revolutionize several fields in material science and are suggested to open the way into nanotechnology. Carbon fiber has become an important reinforcement material in composite materials and battery technology because of its low density, high strength, and tensile modulus. Furthermore, high electrical conductivity, thermal conductivity, and mechanical properties of carbon fiber make it useful in a wide variety of products. This chapter highlighting the synthesis and growth pattern of vapor grown carbon fiber (VGCFs). This chapter work reported here includes the application of VGCFs in composite and battery technology.
Part of the book: Composite and Nanocomposite Materials