题目：Hot-pressed ultra-high creep resistant silicon carbide ceramics
Freeze-granulated and afterwards under infrared lamp annealed silicon carbide powder was densified to the full density without any sintering aids by hot-pressing/ultra-rapid hot-pressing at 1850 °C. This densification temperature is at least 150-200 °C lower compared to the up to now known solid state sintered silicon carbide powders. Presented silicon carbide hot-pressed ceramics have excellent mechanical properties. Samples densified by ultra-rapid hot-pressing have also full density and hardness of 27.4 GPa. Partial phase transformation beta/alpha - SiC was observed in the granulated and hot-pressed/rapid hot-pressed samples.
Creep rate of rapid hot-pressed samples at 1450 °C and 100 MPa load in 4-point bending test is 3.8 x 10-9 s-1 and at 1400 °C and the same load conditions is 9.9 x 10-10 s-1.
Creep rate of the same at load of 400 MPa and temperature of 1750 °C at a comprersion mode was only 10-7 s-1. This is the lowest creep rate of SiC at such conditions found in the literature. Enhanced beta/alpha SiC phase transformation was observed after the creep test.
The oxidation behaviour of this way prepared SiC ceramics at 1350-1450°C/0-204h was investigated This way prepared SiC ceramics is characterised by an high oxidation resistance (4.91x10-5 mg2/cm4h at 1450°C).
Dr. Pavol ?ajgalík is the President of the Slovak Academy of Sciences (since 2015). Primarily his research is focused on the research and development of non-oxide and oxide high performance ceramics. Main interest of his research is the relationship between microstructure and mechanical properties of these materials. He is a past president of the European Ceramic Society, a member of the American and Japan Ceramic Societies, a member elect of the World Academy of Ceramics. He is the author of more than 180 papers, 13 scientific books, co-author, co-editor 45 proceedings articles with >2200 citations and H-index 22 WOS, 24 SCOPUS, 28 Google Scholar.