Biomorphic porous SiC composite ceramics were produced by chemical vapor infiltration and reaction (CVI-R) technique using paper preforms as template. The thermal conductivity of four samples with different composition and microstructure was investigated: a) C-template b) C-SiC, c) C-SiC-Si3N4 and d) SiC coated with a thin layer of TiO2. The SiC-Si3N4 composite ceramic showed enhanced oxidation resistance compared to single phase SiC. However; a key property for the application of these materials at high temperatures is their thermal conductivity. The later was determined experimentally at defined temperatures in the range 298–373K with a laser flash apparatus. It was found that the thermal conductivity of the porous ceramic composites increases in the following order: C-template < C-SiC < C-SiC-Si3N4 < SiC-TiO2. The results were interpreted in regard to the porosity and the microstructure of the ceramics.
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Thermal Conductivity of Biomorphic Porous SiC Based Ceramics
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Popovska, N, Alkhateeb, E, Kugler, T, Fro¨ba, AP, & Leipertz, A. "Thermal Conductivity of Biomorphic Porous SiC Based Ceramics." Proceedings of the 2010 14th International Heat Transfer Conference. 2010 14th International Heat Transfer Conference, Volume 3. Washington, DC, USA. August 8–13, 2010. pp. 313-316. ASME. https://doi.org/10.1115/IHTC14-22341
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