Special Issue "Advances in the Field of Nanostructured Ceramic Composites"
A special issue of Ceramics (ISSN 2571-6131).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 May 2018)
Prof. Laura Montanaro
Prof. Paola Palmero
In recent years, the production of ceramic composites with nano-sized features has been receiving increasing attention in order to achieve relevant improvements in mechanical and/or functional performances in view of several advanced industrial applications (for instance, in aerospace and automotive sectors, biomedical field, energy and electrical uses, etc.).
Nanostructured composite ceramics present an important scientific and technological knowledge content. Therefore, a successful approach to nanostructuration, that means a strict control of phase composition and distribution at the nano-microscale and consequently of the performances at the macroscale, requires a rigorous tailoring of each step of the ceramic manufacturing chain and innovative routes for the production of composites powders as well as for their shaping and densification.
The intent of this Special Issue is to review the current state-of-the-art of nano-composite ceramics, but also to focus on new developments in concepts and technologies.
Suggested topics include, but are not limited to the following:
- Novel processing of composite powders and components
- Nano/microstructure-property relationships
- Oxide and non-oxide composite materials
- Dense and porous components as well as coatings
- Innovative design of composite nano-microstructures
- Sintering strategies to preserve nanostructuration
- Improvements in properties of nanostructured composite materials
- Advanced characterization tools for nanostructured composites
Contributions should be original papers, collecting novel results, or reviews, presenting a sound, extended and critical analysis of the state-of-the-art.Prof. Laura Montanaro
Prof. Paola Palmero
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- Nanostructured composite ceramics
- Novel processing routes
- Structure-property relationships
- Design of nanostructured composites