Scientists have identified materials that can withstand temperatures of nearly 4,000 degrees Celsius, an advance that may pave the way for improved heat resistant shielding for the faster-than-ever hypersonic space vehicles. Researchers from Imperial College London in the UK discovered that the melting point of hafnium carbide is the highest ever recorded for a material.
Tantalum carbide (TaC) and hafnium carbide (HfC) are refractory ceramics, meaning they are extraordinarily resistant to heat.
So, let’s discuss some questions related to this post:
Q1. Name the elements, which are recently identified that can withstand temperatures of nearly 4k degree celsius?
Ans1. Tantalum carbide (TaC) and hafnium carbide (HfC)