Conventional ultra-high-temperature ceramics (UHTCs) reportedly cannot satisfy the ablation requirements of traveling at extreme speeds and temperatures, such as those associated with hypersonic travel. In an attempt to solve this issue, a new ceramic coating has been developed by researchers at The University of Manchester, in collaboration with Central South University (CSU) in China. The researchers have reportedly developed a new carbide coating that shows better temperature resistance (up to 3,000 °C), compared to the traditional zirconium carbide (ZrC).
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