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Superior carbide surface may provide sufficient ultra-high temperature ceramic for hypersonic aircraft

By Faye Oney / July 18, 2017

Researchers have created a carbide material that outperforms conventional UHTCs. Their discovery could lead to new coatings on hypersonic aircraft that can withstand extreme temperatures at Mach 5 speeds.

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Hot news: Laser melting sets new record for ultra-high temperature ceramic materials

By April Gocha / January 13, 2017

Researchers at Imperial College London have discovered that hafnium carbide and tantalum carbide have some of the highest melting points of any measured materials—making these ultra-high temperature ceramics potentially perfect for use in extreme environments, such as on hypersonic vehicles that soar through space.

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New issue of Nature Materials features Nitin Padture on advanced ceramics for aerospace propulsion

By April Gocha / August 9, 2016

ACerS member and Fellow Nitin Padture penned one of three commentaries for a new aerospace-centered issue of Nature Materials. Padture’s article, “Advanced structural ceramics in aerospace propulsion,” details the vital role of advanced structural ceramics in ever-advancing vehicle propulsion systems.

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New atomic-scale observations could lead to engineering of ductile yet strong ceramics

By April Gocha / August 12, 2015

Researchers at the University of California, Los Angeles have made new observations that could help design ultrahigh temperature ceramics that overcome the materials’ biggest limitation—brittleness.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By April Gocha / October 15, 2014

Acoustic imaging for cracks, greener cement, DIY device printing, rediscovered ultrahigh temperature ceramics, and other materials stories that may be of interest for October 15, 2014.

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