Journal of Inorganic Materials ›› 2022, Vol. 37 ›› Issue (8): 821-840.DOI: 10.15541/jim20220145

Special Issue: 【结构材料】陶瓷基复合材料 【结构材料】核用陶瓷

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Research Progress of SiC Fiber Reinforced SiC Composites for Nuclear Application

OUYANG Qin1,2(), WANG Yanfei1,2, XU Jian1,2, LI Yinsheng1, PEI Xueliang1,2, MO Gaoming1,2, LI Mian1,2, LI Peng1, ZHOU Xiaobing1,2, GE Fangfang1,2, ZHANG Chonghong2,3, HE Liu1,2, YANG Lei2,3, HUANG Zhengren1,2, CHAI Zhifang1, ZHAN Wenlong2,3, HUANG Qing1,2()   

  1. 1. Ningbo Institute of Materials Technology & Engineering, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Ningbo 315201, China
    2. Advanced Energy Science and Technology Guangdong Laboratory, Huizhou 516000, China
    3. Institute of Modern Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Lanzhou 730000, China
  • Received:2022-03-16 Revised:2022-05-11 Published:2022-08-20 Online:2022-05-15
  • Contact: HUANG Qing, professor. E-mail:
  • About author:OUYANG Qin (1981-), male, associate professor. E-mail:
  • Supported by:
    Ningbo “3315 Plan” Innovation Team Project and Top Talent Project(2018A-03-A);Advanced Energy Science and Technology Guangdong Laboratory(HND20TDTHGC00);CAS Priority Research program(XDA21010205)


Silicon carbide fiber reinforced silicon carbide (SiCf/SiC) composites have become the preferred candidate for structural applications in advanced nuclear energy systems, because of their low neutron toxicity, neutron irradiation tolerance and high-temperature oxidation resistance. In recent years, both academia and industry either domestic or abroad have carried out a lot of researches on SiCf/SiC composites for nuclear application, and numerous important achievements have been made. This paper summarized and analysed some critical directions of SiCf/SiC composites for nuclear applications, including nuclear-grade SiC fibers, fibre/matrix interfaces, composite processing, modeling and simulation, corrosion behavior and surface protection, joining technology, as well as radiation damage. The key issues and potential solutions of SiCf/SiC composites for nuclear applications have been pointed out in account to the requirements, anticipating to be beneficial to promoting further researches and final applications.

Key words: composite material, structural material, nuclear material, silicon carbide, radiation damage, review

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