High-performance Superconducting Ceramics Composites Based on REBCO
Thin films (with a thickness of low nanometers, up to multiple microns) can be prepared from various bulk materials and generally retain the properties of bulk material while improving other properties such as flexibility. Such films can be prepared by a wide variety of approaches and are used in many modern technologies, such as LEDs, semiconductors, optics, energy generation, and storage, etc.
Advanced Composites for the Construction Industry
Portland cement is has a significant CO2 footprint, and also requires a long curing time. Alternatives based on magnesium oxychloride (MOC) and oxybromide (MOB) are promising a solution to both of these problems. Both MOC and MOB are carbon neutral while having various superior properties compared to Portland cement. They have better compressive and flexural strength, superior resistance to fire and abrasion, and good thermal properties. This makes them a promising alternative to portland cement in the future.