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Research Article | Open Access

Structural evolution and high-temperature sensing performance of polymer-derived SiAlBCN ceramics

Chao Ma1,2,Kun Liu1,Pengfei Shao1Daoyang Han1Kang Wang1Mengmeng Yang1Rui Zhao1Hailong Wang1Rui Zhang1Gang Shao1,3( )
School of Materials Science and Engineering, Zhengzhou University, Zhengzhou 450001, China
Zhongyuan Critical Metal Laboratory, Zhengzhou University, Zhengzhou 450001, China
State Key Laboratory of Structural Analysis, Optimization and CAE Software for Industrial Equipment, Zhengzhou University, Zhengzhou 450002, China

Chao Ma and Kun Liu contributed equally to this work.

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In situ temperature monitoring has become extremely imperative in high-temperature harsh environments and polymer-derived ceramics (PDCs) as sensing materials have attracted great attention. However, the stability and oxidation/corrosion resistance of PDCs cannot be simultaneously achieved at the moment, limiting their practical application. Herein, polymer-derived SiAlBCN ceramics were synthesized via polymer conversion method under different pyrolysis temperatures. Their microstructure evolution, high temperature sensing properties, and stability were investigated in detail. The results show that the amorphous SiAlBCN phase grows more orderly and the size of the free carbon phase enlarges with the increasing temperature. The defect concentration displays a decreasing tendency. Concurrently, the SiAlBCN ceramics as sensing materials exhibit a good temperature–resistance property from roo temperature to 1100 . The fabricated SiAlBCN temperature sensor possesses excellent stability, repeatability, and accuracy. Moreover, SiAlBCN ceramics exhibit distinguished oxidation/corrosion resistance after 100 h treatment at 1200 in a water/oxygen environment, which is attributed to their low corrosive rate constant (0.57 mg/(cm2·h)) and oxidative rate constant (3.43 mg2/(cm4·h)). Therefore, polymer-derived SiAlBCN ceramics as sensing materials, which possess outstanding stability and oxidation/corrosion resistance, have great potential for in-situ monitoring of extreme environmental temperatures in the future.

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Journal of Advanced Ceramics
Pages 478-485
Cite this article:
Ma C, Liu K, Shao P, et al. Structural evolution and high-temperature sensing performance of polymer-derived SiAlBCN ceramics. Journal of Advanced Ceramics, 2024, 13(4): 478-485.








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Received: 05 January 2024
Revised: 01 February 2024
Accepted: 24 February 2024
Published: 30 April 2024
© The Author(s) 2024.

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