Special Issue "New Advances in SiC-Based Composite Materials"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (10 June 2023) | Viewed by 2541
Interests: composite materials; bioinspired materials; carbon materials; Si-based ceramics; light alloys; materials chemistry
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Silicon-based ceramics are well known, at both academic and industrial research levels, for their outstanding room temperature and high-temperature properties, such as their elevated strength, hardness, stiffness, corrosion and oxidation resistance. A new drive for these materials has emerged in recent years because of their incorporation in turbine engines for airplanes. The need for complex geometries that can be incorporated into such engines makes manufacturing techniques, such as reactive infiltration, topics of high-interest. Furthermore, Si-based ceramics, in particular silicon carbide (SiC), have been considered a leading candidate for use in certain parts of future fusion reactors. However, there are still technical and scientific difficulties that require further research and development, such as the inherent lack of toughness of these ceramics. Beyond its unique properties, SiC has been used to synthesize the most pristine graphene sheets through the sublimation of Si atoms from its surface. This kind of composite material represents one of the most promising candidates for next generation electronics.
The aim of this Issue is to collect research from various points of view, ranging from basic science, such as the study of the interaction between molten metals and SiC by both reactive and non-reactive wetting techniques, to the most applied aspects, such as the manufacture of prototypes or property measurements, with a particular focus on SiC development.
Prof. Dr. Javier Narciso
Dr. Mario R. Caccia
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- SiC composites
- reactive infiltration