Special Issue "Synthesis, Sintering and Application of Ceramic Materials"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2021.
Interests: synthesis and sintering of ceramic advanced materials; examination of structure and microstructure polycrystalline ceramic composites; thermal dissociation of nitrides and carbides; measurements of structural and functional properties of advanced ceramic polycrystals; preparation and rheological study of UV-cure ceramic pastes; joining of the materials and shaping by rapid prototyping; synthesis and study of electrical characteristics of materials use for anodes in SOFCs; production of ceramic filters for purification of drinking water of bacteria and viruses
Interests: laser additive manufacturing of advanced materials; alternative production methods of metal matrix composites; laser surface modification of alloys by deposition of gradient ceramic coatings; microstructural examination of polycrystalline ceramics and metals; thermal analysis of superalloy–carbide composites
This Special Issue of Materials presents a collection of high-quality papers including original research designed to capture relations between the new route of synthesis, sintering, and final ceramic materials properties. It shows width and excitement in recent materials research for functional and structural applications. This includes a set of results that intersects critical areas in advanced manufacturing and chemical synthesis, with specific topics that combine scientific discovery with engineering applications. The aim of the issue lies on three fundamental features of ceramic processing and its property measurements:
- New route of materials synthesis for achieving high-quality green powders suitable for subsequent processing. Innovative aspects of chemical and physical reactions are expected to lead to obtaining powders having a controlled phase and chemical composition. Green materials in the form of micro or nano powder may be used for sintering or other types of processing;
- Manufacturing of dense or porous ceramic polycrystals by solid or liquid state sintering. Characterization of mass transfer by pressureless sintering, hot-pressing (HP) or spark plasma sintering (SPS). Microstructure depiction related to heat treatment and other sintering conditions. Specific behavior of ceramic powder densification;
- Functional and structural properties of advanced ceramic for use both at room and elevated temperature to support manufacturing within sectors such as chemical, mechanical, electronical, and energy production.
The Special Issue welcomes high-quality research articles from the rapidly developing ceramic fields that lie at the borders between materials science and engineering and the fundamental physics and chemistry.
Prof. Dr. Dariusz Kata
Dr. Jan Huebner
Manuscript Submission Information
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- Ceramic materials
- Functional and structural properties
- Microstructure examination
- Structure measurements
- Energy sector application
- Additive manufacturing
- Thermal properties