Porous Ceramics and Their Composite Materials

A special issue of Crystals (ISSN 2073-4352). This special issue belongs to the section "Polycrystalline Ceramics".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 20 March 2025 | Viewed by 535

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College of Materials Science and Chemical Engineering, Harbin Engineering University, Harbin 150001, China
Interests: porous geopolymer; porous ceramics; geopolymer-matrix composites; geopolymer
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Department of Industrial Engineering, University of Padova, Padova, Italy
Interests: additive manufacturing; novel processing routes; engineering design of porous glasses and ceramics for functional and structural applications
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Materials Science and Engineering, Harbin University of Science and Technology, Harbin 150006, China
Interests: photocatalytic hydrogen production; structural ceramics; porous ceramics

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Porous ceramics exhibit a range of desirable properties, including low density, large specific surface area, high toughness, mechanical strength, good thermal shock resistance, low dielectric constant, low thermal conductivity, and excellent high temperature and chemical stability. These characteristics make porous ceramics essential in various fields, such as high-temperature filtering, porous burners, membrane and catalyst supports, lightweight load-bearing structures, energy storage and conversion components, energy harvesting devices, and insulators, among others. There are several well-known methods for obtaining porous ceramics, including partially sintering porous powder compacts or powder mixtures, the replica technique, sacrificial template method, and direct foaming method. In recent years, new innovative routes have also emerged, such as additive manufacturing, the particle-stabilized foaming method, and the use of porous geopolymer precursors. This Special Issue focusing on porous ceramics and their composites could encompass research papers that delve into topics such as novel processing techniques, advanced characterization methods, investigations into mechanical and thermal properties, studies on chemical stability and corrosion resistance, exploration of new applications, and evaluation of the performance of porous ceramic composites.

Dr. Chengying Bai
Dr. Hamada ELsayed
Dr. Xinxin Jin
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Keywords

  • porous ceramics and composites
  • lightweight ceramics
  • porous geopolymer
  • ceramics for water purification
  • 3D-printed porous ceramics
  • sustainable ceramics derived from solid wastes
  • glass ceramic foams

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Impact of Zinc Oxide on the Structure and Surface Properties of Magnesium–Potassium Glass–Crystalline Glazes
by Katarzyna Pasiut, Janusz Partyka, Dawid Kozień and Piotr Pańtak
Crystals 2024, 14(5), 456; https://doi.org/10.3390/cryst14050456 - 11 May 2024
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The present work describes test results for glass crystal materials based on the SiO2-Al2O3-MgO-K2O system after 5, 10, 15, and 20 wt.% zinc oxide was added. The glazing analysis involved determining the effect of the [...] Read more.
The present work describes test results for glass crystal materials based on the SiO2-Al2O3-MgO-K2O system after 5, 10, 15, and 20 wt.% zinc oxide was added. The glazing analysis involved determining the effect of the additive on the characteristic temperatures and properties of the surface obtained, such as color, gloss, and roughness, as expressed by a Ra parameter. The obtained glazes were also analyzed for changes in phase composition (quantitative and qualitative XRD tests), changes in microstructure (based on images obtained with a scanning electron microscope), and structure (based on analyses and decomposition of spectra obtained using mid-infrared spectroscopy). As a result, the maximum addition of zinc oxide provided the best results. Full article
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