Title: Teaching high temperature materials chemistry at University
Ciccioli, G. De
Maria, F. Hodaj,
J. Edwards, A.
Navrotsky, and G.M.
The proposed project will provide a resource book of topics in
the area of properties and behaviour of high temperature materials
for those teaching materials science or physical or inorganic chemistry
at various levels. The recommended topics will be accompanied with
a bibliography of helpful references and a short introduction or explanation,
including the areas of application.
The development of high temperature materials chemistry (HTMC)
as increasingly important field of scientific and technological research
is due to the continuous demand for new materials and the need for
a systematic knowledge of their physical and chemical behaviour in
the conditions required by the new technologies, in particular e.g.,
space and energy technologies. These materials- e.g., oxide and non-oxide
modern multifunctional ceramics, intermetallics - which offer interesting
technical applications for surface coatings, electronic components,
advanced turbines etc, are prepared through high temperature processing
(e.g. transport reactions, CVD, combustion synthesis, laser ablation
and deposition) and must be stable under extreme thermal and chemical
conditions. HTMC now encompasses so many fields of science and technology
and its advancement has seen a synergic interchange between basic
and applied research with the application of thermodynamics, kinetics
and a variety of physical, chemical and modeling techniques to investigate
processes and behaviour of materials at temperatures as high as 3000K
and beyond in the range of 5000K. The results of over than 50 years
of studies demonstrated that the general behaviour of materials and
reactions at high temperatures differ often dramatically from those
we are educated to expect at near room temperature. HTMC topics are
rarely addressed in chemistry and materials science programs at university.
Therefore, to fill the gap it is important to introduce the concepts
underlying the behaviour of materials and chemical bonding at high
temperatures to students of chemistry and materials science
Last Update: 7 September 2006
<project announcement published
in Chem Int.