The complex nanodomain structure and energetic features of polymer-derived SiCN and SiOC ceramics have been investigated by multinuclear 1D and 2D solid-state NMR, micro-Raman, SAXS, XRD, HRTEM and oxidative high temperature oxide melt solution calorimetry, respectively. Structural models consistent with all these lines of evidence put emphasis on interconnected fractal domains stabilized by the mixed-bond-structure and interface bonding between nanodomains. The structural and thermodynamic role of hydrogen in the stabilization of interfacial bonding between the nanodomains in polysilylcarbodiimide-derived SiCN is reported as well.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
- Materials Science(all)