G12: Advanced Ceramics and Composites Derived from Condensed Molecular Phases for Energy and Environmental Applications | The American Ceramic Society

G12: Advanced Ceramics and Composites Derived from Condensed Molecular Phases for Energy and Environmental Applications

The aim of the symposium is to highlight advanced concepts for the synthesis of novel multifunctional ceramics and ceramic composites. Industrial demands on future technologies have created a need for new material properties which exceed by far those of materials known today and which can only be produced by controlled synthesis-microstructure-property relations. Furthermore, the increasing miniaturization of components calls for new process technologies allowing reliable production of ceramics at and below a micrometer scale. In particular inorganic-organic hybrid materials as well as amorphous and polycrystalline materials are to be used as material classes and produced by means of cross-linking routes in various states of condensation. In accordance with the so-called “bottom-up” approach, specific inorganic molecules are to be assigned to higher molecular networks and solid-state structures in the form of molecular nanotools by means of condensation and polymerization processes. This method aims at producing ceramics and ceramic composites inaccessible by thermodynamically controlled chemical syntheses.

The scope of the symposium is the development of solids derived from molecular units via kinetically controlled synthesis processes in the interface between molecular and solid-state chemistry enabling specific adjustments to the resulting microstructure and solid-state properties. The focal point of the symposium are energy and environmental applications of advanced ceramics and composites derived from condensed molecular phases.

Proposed Session Topics
  • Synthesis of condensed molecular phases as precursors for advanced ceramics and composites
  • Processing of condensed molecular phases
  • Synthesis-processing-microstructure relation
  • Characterization and properties of advanced ceramics derived from condensed molecular phases
  • Thermodynamics and kinetic phenomena
  • Energy and environmental related applications
  • Ralf Riedel, Technische Universität Darmstadt, Germany, riedel@materials.tu-darmstadt.de
  • Paolo Colombo, Università di Padova, Italy, paolo.colombo@unipd.it
  • Samuel Bernard, University of Limoges, France
  • Toshihiro Ishikawa, Tokyo University of Science, Japan
  • Jie Kong, Northwestern Polytechnical University, China
  • Peter Kroll, University of Texas at Arlington, USA
  • Rick Laine, University of Michigan, USA
  • Gurpreet Singh, Kansas State University, USA
  • Gian Domenico Soraru, University of Trento, Italy
  • Xiaowei Yin, Northwestern Polytechnical University, China
  • Zhaoju Yu, Xiamen University, China