Scientists Create a New Ceramic, Resistant to Extreme Temperatures

Scientists Create a New Ceramic, Resistant to Extreme Temperatures

Scientists have managed to create a new multi-layered ceramic material with heat resistance of the upper layer exceeding 3,000 degrees Celsius. High temperature ceramics are ideal for the manufacture of aircraft engines.

Physicists and technicians of the TSU and Institute of Strength Physics and Materials Science SB RAS are developing experimental samples of ceramics that are resistant to extreme temperatures. The scientists aim to invent a high temperature ceramics materials that can withstand up to 3,000 degrees Celsius. The new product will be used in the space industry and in the manufacture of aircraft engines. Samples of the material were presented at the Second International Conference and Expo on Ceramics and Composite Materials, which was held July 25-26 in Berlin.

For a typical metal, the temperature limit is about 1,200 degrees Celsius. There are alloys that can withstand up to 2,000 degrees, — says Sergey Kulkov, head of the TSU department of the Faculty of Physics and Engineering and head of the laboratory ISPMS SB RAS. — We managed to create a new multi-layered ceramic material with heat resistance of the upper layer at more than 3,000 degrees Celsius.

This development is intended primarily for space and aviation. It will help to move to a new generation of engines.

Read the entire article at Science Daily.

 

By | 2017-07-11T16:44:44+00:00 May 31st, 2017|Aerospace, Technology|2 Comments

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  1. Jessica July 23, 2017 at 8:34 pm - Reply

    Excellent article, thanks for sharing!

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