Silicon and Carbon—The Key Elements in High Performance High Temperature Composites

  • E. Fitzer


Fibre reinforced ‘all-carbon’ composites, the so-called carbon/carbon composites, have achieved high performance and are applied in critical structural parts for high temperature uses [1,2].

Silicon ceramics, SiC and Si3N4, on the other hand, have been applied for decades as oxidation-resistant refractories but are still suffering due to their extreme brittleness.

Materials consisting of both elements, carbon and silicon, are considered as most promising candidates for future structural high temperature materials.


Carbon Fibre Silicon Carbide Flexural Strength Liquid Silicon Organosilicon Compound 
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  • E. Fitzer
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  1. 1.Institut für Chemische TechnikUniversität KarlsruheKarlsruheGermany

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