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Hierarchical porous ceramics via two-stage freeze casting of preceramic polymers

Arai, Noriaki and Faber, Katherine T. (2019) Hierarchical porous ceramics via two-stage freeze casting of preceramic polymers. Scripta Materialia, 162 . pp. 72-76. ISSN 1359-6462. doi:10.1016/j.scriptamat.2018.10.037.

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Freeze-cast porous ceramics are of interest due to a broad range of applications such as filters, bioscaffolds, and catalyst supports. However, achieving the desired mechanical strength while retaining sufficient functionality, such as permeability, has been challenging. In this work, hierarchical structures of bridged lamellar pores were created via two-stage freeze casting of a preceramic polymer to enhance compressive strength of the resulting SiOC. It has been shown that the bridge density can be controlled by changing the concentration of preceramic polymer in solution and compressive strength increased approximately threefold while permeability constants ranged from 9.63 × 10^(−13) to 3.96 × 10^(−12) m^2.

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Arai, Noriaki0000-0002-3040-2997
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Additional Information:© 2018 Acta Materialia Inc. Published by Elsevier Ltd. Received 24 September 2018, Revised 24 October 2018, Accepted 25 October 2018, Available online 7 November 2018. This work was supported by the National Science Foundation under DMR-1411218. Declaration of interest: None.
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Official Citation:Noriaki Arai, Katherine T. Faber, Hierarchical porous ceramics via two-stage freeze casting of preceramic polymers, Scripta Materialia, Volume 162, 2019, Pages 72-76, ISSN 1359-6462, (
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