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author = {Pierin, G and Grotta, C and Colombo, P and Mattevi, C},
doi = {10.1016/j.jeurceramsoc.2016.01.047},
journal = {Journal of the European Ceramic Society},
pages = {1589--1594},
title = {Direct Ink Writing of micrometric SiOC ceramic structures using a preceramic polymer},
url = {},
volume = {36},
year = {2016}

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AB - © 2016 Elsevier Ltd. In this work we manufactured micro-sized SiOC ceramic components by 3D printing (Direct Ink Writing) of a preceramic polymer. Model porous ceramic scaffolds with the lateral dimension of a few millimeters and composed of a continuous ceramic filament ~120 μm thick were produced, and a suitable rheological behavior was obtained by mixing cross-linked preceramic particles with a siloxane resin dissolved in a solvent. The addition of a low amount (0.025-0.1 wt%) of graphene oxide to the ink formulation further improves the structural stability during pyrolysis reducing the shrinkage of the preceramic polymer. Upon pyrolysis at low temperature (1000 °C), graphene oxide converted into graphene. The resulting scaffolds possess a good compression strength, of ~2.5 MPa for a total porosity of ~64 vol% (~3.1 MPa after the addition of 0.1 wt% graphene oxide).
AU - Pierin,G
AU - Grotta,C
AU - Colombo,P
AU - Mattevi,C
DO - 10.1016/j.jeurceramsoc.2016.01.047
EP - 1594
PY - 2016///
SN - 0955-2219
SP - 1589
TI - Direct Ink Writing of micrometric SiOC ceramic structures using a preceramic polymer
T2 - Journal of the European Ceramic Society
UR -
VL - 36
ER -