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Title: Precursor Derived Nanostructured Si-C-X Materials for Nuclear Applications. Final Report, October 2010 - September 2014

Polymer derived ceramic route is an attractive approach to make structural materials with unique nanostructures that have very desirable high temperature properties. Processing techniques to make a variety of needed shapes and forms (e.g. coatings, matrices for fiber reinforced composites, porous ceramics) have been developed. With appropriate high temperature processing, the precursors can be converted to nano-crystalline materials. In this collaborative project, we investigated the processing, stability and properties of nanostructured Si-C materials, derived from polymeric precursors, and their performance under conditions appropriate for nuclear energy applications. All the milestones of the project were accomplished. Some of the results are being currently analyzed and additional papers being prepared in which support from NEUP will be acknowledged. So far, eight peer-reviewed papers have been published and one invention disclosure made. In this report, we summarize the major findings of this project.
Authors:
 [1] ;  [2] ;  [3]
  1. Univ. of Washington, Seattle, WA (United States)
  2. Purdue Univ., West Lafayette, IN (United States)
  3. Pacific Northwest National Lab. (PNNL), Richland, WA (United States)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1179802
Report Number(s):
DOE/NEUP--10-918
10-918; TRN: US1500358
DOE Contract Number:
AC07-05ID14517
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Research Org:
Univ. of Washington, Seattle, WA (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Nuclear Energy (NE). Nuclear Energy University Programs (NEUP)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE; 77 NANOSCIENCE AND NANOTECHNOLOGY; BUILDING MATERIALS; COMPOSITE MATERIALS; POROUS MATERIALS; REINFORCED MATERIALS; TEMPERATURE RANGE 0400-1000 K; NANOSTRUCTURES; PRECURSOR; PROCESSING; NUCLEAR ENERGY; CERAMICS; COATINGS; FIBERS; PROGRESS REPORTS; MATRIX MATERIALS; PERFORMANCE; POLYMERS; STABILITY; CARBON COMPOUNDS; SILICON COMPOUNDS