The primary goal of our research activities is to develop a detailed understanding of the composition of the materials' microstructure, which has been examined in order to correlate characteristic microstructures or defect structures with the resulting functional properties.
An innovative ZrB2-based, SiC fiber-reinforced ultra-high temperature ceramic, with MoSi2 and ZrSi2 as sintering additives, is emerging as a promising material that can withstand the extraordinarily harsh aerospace conditions during its application.
The LOEWE project "FLAME – Fermi Level Engineering of Antiferroelectric Materials for Energy Storage and Insulators" investigates how the properties of functional materials can be adjusted via their electronic structure.
Ceramic papers are a comparatively young class of materials that combine characteristics of inorganic materials with the structure of interwoven fibers typical of cellulose papers. The properties resulting from this unique combination make them interesting for various applications as heat-resistant, sensory or catalytic materials.
Overview of our current research projects