Special Issue "Porous Ceramics"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (27 May 2017)
Modern porous ceramic materials can be used for a wide range of possible applications such as catalyst support structures, filter, heat or acoustic insulation, scaffolds or lightweight structures. Especially due to their highporosity, high temperature resistance, pore interconnectivity and permeability, they can be used for example as exhaust diesel filters or catalyst support structure in the automotive industry, as well as for filter or purification systems in the chemical and metal-processing industry, in waste-water treatment, biotechnology, pharmaceutical and food technology. Besides this, various porous ceramics such as cellular lightweight structures can be used as thermal and acoustic insulators, ceramic heaters and heat exchangers. Porous ceramics show outstanding structural (open/closed pores, cell/pore shape) and physical (mechanical, thermal, electric and acoustic) properties depending on porosity, pore network, pore connectivity and pore shape. These parameters are adjusted and affected by processing parameters and different techniques resulting in a wide variation of porous ceramic materials covering an extensive range of structural and physical properties.
This Issue aims to cover research of relevance to novel processing techniques on porous and cellular ceramics, characterisation and testing setup for physical and structural properties and simulation and optimization methods.
The subjects of the manuscripts can include, without being limited to, the following themes: Processing methods and technologies, hierarchical porosity, the influence of porosity on various properties, pore forming mechanisms, microstructure evaluation, physical and structural characterisation and testing, optimization (including calculations) of properties and processes, simulation of properties over length-scales, applications of porous ceramics.
Dr. Tobias Fey
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- processing of porous ceramics
- porosity over length scales
- structure-property relationship
- simulation/optimization of properties