Advanced Ceramic Composites for Next Generation Energy Applications

Solar

High temperature Silicon Carbide receiver assemblies for concentrating solar power.

Industrial

Multilayer Silicon Carbide piping for use in high temperature, high-pressure sCO2 Brayton cycles.

Nuclear

Advanced Silicon Carbide accident tolerant nuclear fuel rod cladding.

Our Technology

Our novel fabrication process begins with a monolithic SiC which is then enveloped by an outer composite SiC layer. This outer layer has been shown to provide excellent protection against thermal and mechanical shock and is capable of being specifically engineered to meet the application’s requirements to enhance thermal transfer, insulating characteristics, and optical properties.