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ECI — Ultra-High Temperature Ceramics: Materials for Extreme Environment Applications

7th June 2020   -   7th June 2020
Snowbird,Utah, United States
http://www.engconf.org/conferences/materials-science-including-nanotechnology/ultra-high-temperature-ceramics-materials-for-extreme-environment-applications/
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Abstract

Ultra-High Temperature Ceramics are a family of compounds that display a unique set of properties, including extremely high melting temperatures (>3000°C), high hardness and good chemical stability and strength at high temperatures. UHTC materials are typically considered to be the carbides, nitrides, and borides of the transition metals, but the Group IV compounds (Ti, Zr, Hf) plus TaC are generally considered to be the main focus of research due to the superior melting temperatures and stable high-melting temperature oxide that forms in situ. The combination of properties make these materials potential candidates for a variety of high-temperature structural applications, including engines, high-speed vehicles, plasma arc electrodes, advanced nuclear fuels, fusion first walls and divertors, cutting tools, furnace elements and high temperature shielding.