The K[AlSi2O6]-Cs[AlSi2O6] pseudo-binary system was synthesized by geopolymer crystallization. The thermal expansion properties of these materials were studied by in situ high-temperature X-ray diffraction to characterize thermal expansion behavior for potential application as environmental barrier coatings. Tailorable thermal expansion through changing cation stoichiometry allowed reduced thermal expansion mismatch with SiCf/SiC composites compared to rare-earth-based coatings.
- environmental barrier coatings (EBC)
- thermal expansion
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Ceramics and Composites
- Materials Chemistry