A carbon fibre-reinforced carbon matrix material. The carbon matrix phase is typically formed by solid, liquid or gaseous pyrolysis of an organic precursor material. The matrix is either a graphitizable carbon or non-graphitizable carbon, and the carbonaceous reinforcement is fibrous in form. The composite may also contain other components in particulate or fibrous forms.
PAC, 1995, 67, 473. 'Recommended terminology for the description of carbon as a solid (IUPAC Recommendations 1995)' on page 480 (https://doi.org/10.1351/pac199567030473)