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
Materials for Extreme Environments
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.)
Red: carbon (graphene)