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Porous SiC at heart of solar concentrator technology

By Jim Destefani / October 21, 2013

Porous silicon carbide cubes are at the heart of solar concentrator power plant technology under development at the German Aerospace Center (Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt).

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Interlocking ceramic elements lead to quasi-plastic properties

By Martin Grolms / May 29, 2012

Display of self-interlocking elements from oxide ceramics. Assemblies of such elements possess an increased bending compliance compared to bulk plates. Cracks are confined to a few elements, so that most of the elements stay intact and are reusable. Credit: T. Krause et al.; Adv. Eng. Mater. For many high-temperature applications, ceramics are indispensable. No other…

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