To date, several polymer-derived ceramic fibers have been developed all over the world, out of which SiC fibers synthesized from polycarbosilane and their derivatives have achieved highest heat resistance and show excellent mechanical properties. Their use in ceramic matrix composite materials has resulted in high-temperature stability and light weight, which show great promise in next-generation applications, such as aerospace engines. This book presents polymer-derived ceramic fibers from a historical viewpoint; basic information about them, such as production process, fine structures, and physical properties; their applications; and prospects of future inorganic fibers.
Table of Contents
1. Historical Viewpoint of Ceramic Fibers 2. Progress of Ceramic Fibers 3. Mechanical Strength of Ceramic Fibers 4. High temperature properties of SiC-based Ceramic Fibers
Toshihiro Ishikawa is vice president of Tokyo University of Science (San'yō-Onoda City University), Yamaguchi, Japan. He has conducted unique and innovative works on multifunctional ceramics and composites during the past thirty years and has made outstanding contribution to the field of science and technology. He has authored or co-authored more than 150 peer-reviewed papers, including 2 for Nature and 1 for Science. Prof. Ishikawa has received several awards and prizes, including the Yamazaki Teiichi Prize, Japan (2003); GSC Award (2004); ACerS Global Ambassador Award (2019); and awards from the Minister for Environment (2004), Society of Chemical Engineers (2003), and Society of Polymer Science (1992).