Apr 12, 2017 01:37 AM EDT
Ceramic having longevity in harsh conditions was a thought beyond reality a couple of years back. But as far as the latest findings have been surfaced the idea won't be a dream anymore. As per an insight, high-end stuffs like Ceramic textiles, improved jet engine blades, 3-D printed ceramics and better batteries which were beyond imagination apparently will soon turn into reality with a newly invented polymer. The polymer comes with a high capacity for survival.
According to Science Daily, the above-mentioned polymer has been evolved by a group researchers from Kansas State University, namely Gurpreet Singh, Harold O. and Jane C. Massey Neff. By going through a process of evaluation and research. the team of three has created a liquid polymer that can transform into a ceramic having high thermal intensity. Made up of materials like silicon, boron, carbon, nitrogen and hydrogen the water like polymer can be produced easily and it quickly turns into the form of a valuable ceramic when heated. The polymer also comes with some unique characteristics.
As per a report by Kansas State University, the polymer has the same density and viscosity as of water. Singh said: "when you heat our polymer, it undergoes a liquid to solid transition. This transparent liquid polymer can transform into a very black, glass-like ceramic." The polymer is actually able to create lightweight ceramics, which can stay the same in extreme temperatures as high as approximately 1,700 degrees Celsius. However, the ceramic created by this polymer comes with a mass density of three to six times lower than that of other ultrahigh-temperature ceramics.
The polymer, when heated at the range of 50-100 degree celsius, turns into a honey or syrup like fiber which can be strung up or enlarged to form it into ceramic textiles or ceramic mesh. The liquid polymer is immensely flexible and can be turned into ceramics of any shape as per one's requirement. The liquid polymer can be produced in massive amount if one goes through the process mentioned in the official web page of Kansas State University.
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