TopicS: Structural Materials
Ultra-high temperature ceramics (UHTCs) represent an emerging class of materials capable of providing mechanical stability and heat dissipation upon operation in extreme environments, e.g., extreme heat fluxes, chemically reactive plasma conditions. In the last few decades, remarkable research efforts and progress were done concerning the assessment of the physical properties of UHTCs as well as their processing. Moreover, there are vivid research activities related to developing synthetic access pathways to UHTCs and related materials with high purity, tunable composition, nano-scaled morphology, improved sinterability or designed mechanical and environmental performance.
The present Symposium will gather Researchers involved in activities related to the synthesis, processing as well as properties of UHTCs and related materials (e.g., nanocomposites thereof, ultra-high temperature ceramic matrix composites UHT-CMCs, 2-dimensional UHTCs, multi-principal component UHTCs etc.) and will try to establish a platform at the MSE for exchanging ideas and thoughts related to future developments and prospective applications of this exciting class of materials.
Aspects to be covered by the Symposium:
- Advances in the synthesis
- Novel processing technologies
- Fundamental characterization and modeling
- Thermo-mechanical properties
- Ultra-high temperature assessment of UHTCs properties
- Applications of UHTCs and related materials