Chapter 8. Biostructure Derived Ceramics

  1. Todd Jessen and
  2. Ersan Ustundag
  1. H. Sieber,
  2. A. Kaindl and
  3. P. Greil

Published Online: 28 MAR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470294635.ch8

24th Annual Conference on Composites, Advanced Ceramics, Materials, and Structures: B: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 21, Issue 4

24th Annual Conference on Composites, Advanced Ceramics, Materials, and Structures: B: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 21, Issue 4

How to Cite

Sieber, H., Kaindl, A. and Greil, P. (2000) Biostructure Derived Ceramics, in 24th Annual Conference on Composites, Advanced Ceramics, Materials, and Structures: B: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 21, Issue 4 (eds T. Jessen and E. Ustundag), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470294635.ch8

Author Information

  1. University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Department of Materials Science (ID), Glass and Ceramics, D-91058 Erlangen, Germany

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 28 MAR 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2000

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470375693

Online ISBN: 9780470294635

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Keywords:

  • ceramic composites derived;
  • biotemplating;
  • morphologies;
  • materials;
  • mechanical properties

Summary

Ceramic composites derived from biological structures by rapid, high- temperature conversion (biotemplating) represents a novel technology of advanced composite processing. The processing principles of biotemplating technologies will be presented: infiltration of liquid and gaseous Si into carbonized wood preforms to form SiSiC and SiC ceramics, infiltration of polymer/filler suspensions into preformed coirugated cardboard structures and conversion into ceramic composites. The resulting ceramic structures and composites exhibit unique macro- and microscopic cellular morphologies and show low density, high stiffness and excellent high temperature stability.