Silicon carbide ceramic matrix composites, and hybrid ceramic materials are provided. In one embodiment, the silicon carbide composites comprise reinforcement material further comprising a simplified coating, and in others, the composites comprise uncoated reinforcement material. The hybrid ceramic materials comprise at least two of a conventional ceramic matrix composite, a monolithic ceramic, the composite comprising uncoated reinforcement material, and the composite comprising reinforcement material comprising a simplified coating. Methods of providing the composites are also provided.
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 This invention was made with Government support under contract number DE-FC26-92CE41000 awarded by US Department of Energy. The Government has certain rights in the invention.