Advanced Ceramic Laboratory

Research Interests:

  • Functional, structural and high temperature materials:
  • High temperature behavior of materials
  • Novel synthesis and fabrication techniques – HPSPS
  • Nanostructured ceramics and their mechanical behavior
  • Atomic laminated materials – MAX and MAB phases
  • Synthesis and implementation of 2D carbides and/or nitrides – MXene
  • CMCs and MMCs

Like Binary MX Phases

  • High stiffness
  • Corrosion resistant
  • Creep resistant

Like Metals

  • Good machinability
  • High damage tolerance
  • Thermal shock resistant

Like Both

  • Electrically conductive
  • Thermally conductive

Advantages of using MXene as fillers in CMCs

  • The addition of just a few percent of 2D materials can dramatically modify the properties of matrix materials.
  • MXenes posses’ high young’s modulus, electrical conductivity, and high-temperature phase stability.
  • MXene solution processability make them great candidates for CMCs’ wet or slurry-based solution processing of green bodies. 
  • The negative zeta potential (– 32 to – 45 mV) of as-synthesized MXenes eliminates the need for the use of conventional surfactant materials.
  • MXenes can be compositionally tailored for improved functional properties and grain-boundary bonding in structural CMCs.

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