Polymer derived ceramics reinforced with Ti3SiC2 coated SiC fibers: A feasibility study

Ina Filbert-Demut, Nahum Travitzky, Günter Motz, Igor Zhitomirsky, Peter Greil

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Owing to the remarkable mechanical and thermal properties of MAX-phases, Ti3SiC2 was explored as an interlayer material for fiber-reinforced ceramic composites. Electrophoretic deposition was applied to prepare Ti3SiC2 coatings on SiC monofilaments with coating thickness ranging from 400 nm to 400 μm. High deposition rate and suspension stability were achieved using a polyelectrolyte dispersant. The dispersant amount was optimized by zeta potential and viscosity measurements. The coated SiC fibers were incorporated by uniaxial warm-pressing in a FeSiCr/SiC-loaded polymethylsilsesquioxane (PMS) matrix. After pyrolysis at 1200 °C in Argon a dense material was obtained.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)229-231
Number of pages3
JournalMaterials Letters
Publication statusPublished - 15 Apr 2015


  • Electrophoretic deposition
  • Fiber-reinforced composites
  • Interlayer
  • Polymer derived ceramics
  • TiSiC

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering

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