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American Ceramic Society Bulletin

September 2017 – Vol. 96 No. 7
  • Celebrating ACerS 2017 awards and honors

  • Update from ACerS President

PLUS…

  • Bauxite for high-voltage insulators

  • Coatings improve engine efficiency


Features

ACerS President’s update: International issues

3

Bill Lee

ACerS President Bill Lee provides the third of three updates to members about key themes of his presidency.


Honoring the ACerS Awards Class of 2017

19

The Society announces awards that will be presented at the Awards Banquet of the 119th Annual Meeting in October to recognize significant contributions to the engineered ceramic and glass field by members and corporations.


Protective and functional ceramic coatings—An interagency perspective

27

Stephen W. Freiman, Sanjay Sampath, and Lynnette D. Madsen

Thermal barrier and environmental barrier coatings protect superalloy and ceramic matrix composite turbine engine components. Advances in coating processing and materials could drive improved engine efficiencies.


Special benefits of bauxite for a stable porcelain microstructure in high-voltage insulation

32

Johannes Liebermann

Bauxite offers novel potential to decrease microcrack formation in high-voltage porcelain insulators by resolving residual quartz particles in the microstructure.


Meetings

MS&T17

36

ICACC18

40

Sintering 2017

42

Departments

News & Trends

5

ACerS Spotlight

9

Ceramics in Energy

14

Research Briefs

17

Columns

Business and Market View

8

Margareth Gagliardi

Thin and ultrathin films market to remain stable despite challenges in electronics


Deciphering the Discipline

48

Alexandra Loaiza

Waste products for green building materials


Resources

New Products

43

Calendar

44

Classified Advertising

45

Display Ad Index

47

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