Characterizing the Thermal Expansion of Ultra-High Temperature Ceramics

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May 3, 2023 | Originally published by Lawrence Livermore National Labs on April 11, 2023

There is a growing interest in understanding the performance and properties that make ultra-high temperature ceramics (UHTCs) promising for extreme environment applications, such as hypersonic platforms, nuclear reactors, and atmospheric re-entry. UHTCs are inorganic materials that exhibit metallic conductivity with melting temperatures above 3000 °C.

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