Special Issue "Nitride Ceramics: Synthesis, Properties and Applications"
A special issue of Materials (ISSN 1996-1944).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 July 2018
Dr. Emanuel Ionescu
Technische Universität Darmstadt, Institute for Materials Science, Jovanka-Bontschits-Strasse 2, D-64287 Darmstadt, Germany
Y Universität zu Köln, Institute for Inorganic Chemistry, Greinstrasse 6, 50939 Köln, Germany
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Interests: nanocomposite materials; ceramic nanocomposites; ultrahigh-temperature stable materials; multifunctional nanocomposites; single-source-precursor-based syntheses; materials chemistry; organometallic and polymer chemistry
Prof. Dr. Samuel Bernard
SPCTS (UMR CNRS 7315), European Ceramic Center, Limoges-France European Membrane Institute, Montpellier-France
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Interests: boron nitride; silicon nitride; transition metal nitride; aluminium nitride; precursor chemistry; polymer-derived ceramics; porous components; nanocomposites; fibers
The present Special Issue is aimed at addressing current developments related to the synthesis, physico-chemical properties as well as current and prospective applications of nitride ceramics.
Nitride ceramics have experienced a tremendous development in the last decades. Whereas, initially, Si3N4 and SiAlON based ceramics were at the forefront of the fundamental and applied research related to nitride ceramics, the field has expanded significantly, including more and more nitride compositions as well as considering not only structural properties and applications but also functional properties of nitride ceramics and their use in energy-related applications.
This Special Issue aims at attracting Reviews, Full Papers or Notes related to the following aspects of Nitride Ceramics:
(1) Synthesis Methods for Nitride Ceramics—gas-phase techniques (e.g., CVD, ALD etc.); liquid-phase methods (solvothermal, sol-gel, etc.); and solid-state procedures (combustion, SHS; etc.).
(2) Properties of Nitride Ceramics—e.g., thermal; mechanical; thermomechanical properties; creep; charge carriers transport; thermal transport; electronic and optical properties; magnetic properties etc.
(3) Applications of Nitride Ceramics—high-temperature structural applications; wear/tribological applications; orthopaedic applications; electronic applications; catalysis; thermoelectric applications; lightning etc.
Dr. Emanuel Ionescu
Dr. Samuel Bernard
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- nitride ceramics
- silicon nitride
- boron nitride
- aluminum nitride
- transition metal nitrides
- main group metal nitrides
- ternary and multinary nitrides
- nitride-based nanocomposites
- structural nitride-based materials
- functional nitride ceramics