Tantalum Carbide – new shielding material for spacecrafts
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Tantalum Carbide – new shielding material for spacecrafts


Tantalum carbide (TaC) and hafnium carbide (HfC) are refractory ceramics, meaning they are extraordinarily resistant to heat. Their ability to withstand extremely harsh environments means that refractory ceramics could be used in thermal protection systems on high-speed vehicles and as fuel cladding in the super-heated environments of nuclear reactors. http://bit.ly/2hUn5pC
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