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2016-11-14 Ukraine: The Innovative Reinforced Ceramic Materials for High-temperature Applications

The Innovative Reinforced Ceramic Materials for High-temperature Applications

Description of the project offered: 
The modern manufacturing requires the progress in the creation of new materials with unique physical and mechanical properties.
The project proposes to develop the production technology of reinforced ceramic material based on oxygen-free refractory compounds with structure consist of ceramic matrix based on boron carbide reinforced by fiber or plate inclusions other refractory ceramic compounds and their combinations. As the basis of the process it is proposed the eutectic interaction between the components of quasi-binary multi-component systems of corresponding refractory compounds. This type of interaction is the most favorable to obtaining of maximum high-temperature mechanical properties due to the formation of the most clean and strong interfaces without the presence of an amorphous phase. It is predicted that this approach will allow to realize high values of bonding strength that are proper for ceramic materials with most covalent bond.
The formation of reinforced ceramic matrix will be carried out directly during synthesis of ceramic composites due to the effect of self-reinforcing. This approach allows realizing the extremely high level of mechanical characteristics through the formation of strong defect-free interfaces between the matrix based on boron carbide and reinforced inclusions. Previous studies on ceramic quasi-binary systems showed the high efficiency of this type of reinforcement. Thus, the strength of directionally reinforced composites based on lanthanum hexaboride reached 1500 MPa. It was also established that the mechanical properties of such materials are high up to 1600-2000 °C.
Expected results. 
This project predicts to develop the production technology of heat-resistant reinforced ceramic composites with strength of 1000-1500 MPa, hardness - 35-45 GPa and fracture toughness 6-10 MPa m1/2. These properties can be stable in a wide temperature range. Due to the low strength-to-weight ratio obtained composites could be used as high-temperature structural materials with operating temperatures up to 2000 °C including aerospace equipment operating at high thermomechanical stresses. 
It is assumed that our results can be adapted for 3D printed products with unique properties.
Project proposer:   Sergiy Grachov (Ukraine)
Partner role:  Project participant 
Partner organisation:  Small or medium-sized enterprise (SME)
Call for proposal title:  CALL: FET-Open – Novel ideas for radically new technologies 
Call for proposal identifier:  H2020-FETOPEN-2016-2017

Description of the collaboration sought: 
We invite to collaboration all interested in the project development and implementation. 
Expertise sought: Intellectual property rights, Business aspects, Scientific research, Coordination. Cooperation, Innovation. Technology transfer, Sustainable development, Energy saving, Space and satellite research, Nanotechnology and Nanosciences, Materials technology, Aerospace technology, Industrial manufacture, 
Roles sought: Project participant, Project coordinator, 
Organisation types sought: Consultancy, Research, Industry, Technology transfer, Non-governmental organisation (NGO), Small or medium-sized enterprise (SME), , 
Countries sought: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom, Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Iceland, Israel, Liechtenstein, Macedonia, the former Yugoslav Republic of, Montenegro, Norway, Serbia, Switzerland, Turkey, 

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