Special Issue "High Performance Ceramics"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 November 2020.
Interests: high temperature ceramics; sintering; analytical modelling; thermo-mechanical properties
High performance ceramics are usually developed because of their excellent behavior under high temperature of manufacturing and use. Consequently, these materials are well adapted to severe operating conditions (e.g., reactive/corrosive environment). At least three main topics must be specifically addressed into this area, namely: (i) the thermo-structural ceramics must exhibit resistance to oxidation and corrosion phenomenon, and/or thermo-mechanical performances at a high temperature; (ii) the protective/functional ceramics designed for special applications requiring electric, magnetic, or optical properties; (iii) functionally-graded ceramics showing a well-controlled architecture (i.e., a gradient composition and microstructural gradient). Several families of ceramics can then be targeted, namely: oxides, non-oxides, monoliths, composites, lamellar ceramics showing an anisotropic microstructure (e.g., MAX, MXENEs, and eutectic ceramic phases), and carbon-based materials. The developing high-performance ceramics need to set up innovative manufacturing processes, which could involve additive manufacturing, non-conventional sintering method, and so on. To complement this, the analytical and/or numerical modelling at appropriate scales (from atom to microstructure) of high-performance ceramics during their elaboration process, up to their use under working conditions, will be also considered.
Prof. Alexandre Maitre
Prof. Sylvie Foucaud
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- high temperature
- property gradient