Special Issue "High Performance Ceramics"

A special issue of Materials (ISSN 1996-1944). This special issue belongs to the section "Advanced Composites".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 November 2020.

Special Issue Editors

Prof. Alexandre Maitre
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Guest Editor
Institute of Research for Ceramics (IRCER), Universite de Limoges, Limoges, France
Interests: high temperature ceramics; sintering; analytical modelling; thermo-mechanical properties
Prof. Sylvie Foucaud
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Guest Editor
Institute of Research for Ceramics (IRCER), Universite de Limoges, Limoges, France
Interests: ceramic powder; polymer derived ceramic; high temperature

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

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
Guest Editors

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Keywords

  • ceramics
  • performance
  • high temperature
  • corrosion
  • oxidation
  • functional
  • property gradient
  • simulation
  • modelling

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The Preparation Process, Microstructure and Properties of Cellular TiC-High Mn Steel-Bonded Carbide
Materials 2020, 13(3), 757; https://doi.org/10.3390/ma13030757 - 07 Feb 2020
Abstract
TiC-high Mn steel-bonded carbide with a cellular structure was designed and fabricated by powder metallurgy techniques using coarse and fine TiC particles as the hard phase. This preparation process of the alloy was designed carefully and optimized. The microstructure of the alloy was [...] Read more.
TiC-high Mn steel-bonded carbide with a cellular structure was designed and fabricated by powder metallurgy techniques using coarse and fine TiC particles as the hard phase. This preparation process of the alloy was designed carefully and optimized. The microstructure of the alloy was observed using a scanning electron microscope. The results show that there are two types of microstructures observed in this TiC steel-bonded carbide: the coarse-grained TiC structure and fine-grained TiC structure. The transverse rupture strength and impact toughness of the alloy reach maximum values 2231 MPa and 12.87 J/cm2, respectively, when the starting weight ratio of MP-A (containing coarse TiC particles) to MP-B (containing fine TiC particles) is 60:40. Hence, this study serves as a feasible and economical example to prepare a high-strength and high-toughness TiC-high Mn steel-bonded carbide with little production cost increase. Full article
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