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Erica L. Corral, Associate Professor Materials Science & Engineering Department University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ. Primary Research Interest: Materials for Extreme Environments Non-oxide ceramic composites Nanostructured carbon reinforced non-oxide ceramics

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Primary research interest materials for extreme environments non oxide ceramic composites

Erica L. Corral, Associate Professor Materials Science & Engineering Department University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ

  • Primary Research Interest:

    Materials for Extreme Environments

    • Non-oxide ceramic composites

    • Nanostructured carbon reinforced non-oxide ceramics

    • Direct current assisted densification (spark plasma sintering)

    • High temperature thermal & mechanical properties

  • Primary Broader Impact Activity:

    • Southwest Materials Research & Training Program

      • Train several undergraduates each summer in high temperature materials

    • Future Faculty Mentoring & Recruitment

      • Participate in faculty searches and mentoring workshops

    • AGEP Transfer of Knowledge through AGEP student

  • Interests in New Collaborations:

    • Microstructural characterization

      • High resolution Raman spectroscopy/mapping

      • High resolution electron microscopy

    • High temperature property measurement and modeling

      • Thermal diffusivity and mechanical properties up to 2000 °C

      • Glass viscosity measurements and oxygen diffusion modeling

Raman map of ZrB2-SiC with oxide scales

Oxidation of ultra-high temperature ceramics results in

complex multilayer oxide scales that provide enhanced

oxidation resistance at high temperatures.

Enhancing oxidation resistance requires detailed chemical and

structural characterization of the ceramic after testing.

(Specimen tested at 1600 °C for 30 min under atmospheric

conditions in a TGA using a 50 ccm of air.)

Bulk ceramic

Green: ZrO2

Red: carbon (graphene)

Pink: carbon

Blue: SiC


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