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Special Issue "High Temperature Ceramic Materials"
A special issue of Materials (ISSN 1996-1944).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 November 2019.
Prof. Dr. Shaowei Zhang Website E-Mail
College of Engineering, Mathematics and Physical Sciences, University of Exeter, Exeter, United Kingdom
Interests: structural ceramics; functional materials; refractory composites; ceramic coatings; novel catalysts; armour materials; biomaterials; materials simulation
High temperature ceramic materials, including mainly high melting metal oxides, nitrides, carbides and their composites, are extensively used in many important industrial sectors, such as metallurgy, glass, cement, aerospace, nuclear, and energy. They are used primarily for their thermal and thermo-mechanical properties. To improve their properties and extend their service lives, and to address the relevant cost and sustainbility issues and environmental concerns, considerable research efforts have been made and are still being made worldwide, which is leading to the development of so-called next generation high temperature ceramic materials. In recent years, in particular, significant amounts of work have been carried out in several existing and emerging areas: 1) exploration of new system refractory ceramics, 2) low temperature synthesis of novel ceramic particles, 3) graphene and/or carbon nanotube reinforced ceramic composites, 4) “green” low-carbon refractory composites, 5) energy-saving lightweight ceramics, 6) catalytic synthesis of ceramic materials, 7) high thermal conductivity ceramics; 8) self-healing ceramic composites, 9) additive manufacturing of ceramics, 10) directionally solidified eutectic ceramics, 11) functional ceramic coatings, 12) SPS sintering, cold sintering and flash sintering, and 13) materials calculations/simulations, from which many interesting and promising results have been obtained.
This Special Issue is aimed to cover the recent research work on high temperature ceramic materials, so as to provide an insight into the current status and future prospects in this field. Topics can include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Novel synthesis of high melting ceramic particles/nanofibres
- New binders/bonding systems
- Novel shape forming techniques (e.g., Casting, additive manufacturing, directional solidification, coating preparation techniques, composite preparation techniques)
- Sintering/densification techniques and mechanisms (e.g., hot-pressing, laser processing, SPS sintering, cold sintering and flash sintering)
- Properties: mechanical, thermal and chemical properties
- Physical/chemical/microstructural characterizations
- Simulations: thermodynamic simulations, molecular dynamic simulation, Monte Carlo simulation and first-principles density functional calculation
- Applications of high temperature ceramics
- Preparation and characterization of new system high temperature ceramics
It is my great pleasure to invite colleagues to submit a manuscript for this Special Issue. Full papers, communications, and reviews on any aspect of high temperature ceramics are all welcome.Prof. Dr. Shaowei Zhang
Manuscript Submission Information
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- high temperature ceramics
- ceramic composite
- ceramic coating
- low temperature synthesis
- 3-D printing
- novel sintering
- high temperature properties
- materials simulation