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American Ceramic Society Bulletin

April 2015 – Vol. 94 No. 3

 

  • Near net shaping of ceramic components—‘Plant tour’ of a custom manufacturer

PLUS…

  • Why did it break? Fractography answers

  • Ceramics in paper manufacturing

  • Market trends for advanced ceramics

  • Upcoming meetings: GOMD-DGG, CMCEE 


Features

Growth in advanced ceramics market fueled by new applications

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April Gocha

    Advanced ceramics have attractive properties—including resistance to corrosion, heat, impact, and chemical attack—that make them competitive in a variety of markets.


Near net shaping of ceramic components— ‘Plant tour’ of a custom manufacturer

26

Thomas O. Henriksen

    Automated near net shaping of custom ceramic parts saves time, material, and energy.


Why did it break? 38 years of teaching fractographers how to answer the question

32

George Quinn and James Varner

      A historical perspective and closer look at Alfred University’s fractography of glasses and ceramics short course, which has run continously for nearly four decades.


Ceramic materials in pulp and paper manufacturing

36

Mahendra Patel

    Many areas of paper manufacturing use alumina, silicon carbide, silicon nitride, composites, ceramic coatings, and other advanced ceramic components.


Meetings

Ceramics Expo 2015

42

GOMD-DGG 2015: Glass & Optical Materials Division Annual Meeting and Deutsche Glastechnische Gesellschaft Annual Meeting

44

6th Advances in Cement-based Materials

47

11th CMCEE: International Conference on Ceramic Materials and Components for Energy and Environmental Applications

48

Departments

News & Trends

3
  • International Year of Light puts spotlight on optics, photonics, and sustainable development
  • Self-arching concrete bridge spans new lengths
  • Corning developing scratch-resistant glass that rivals sapphire
  • Pew study finds scientific concord and discord between public and scientists
  • 3-D printed ceramic brick combats heat through evaporative cooling

ACerS Spotlight

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  • Welcome to our newest Corporate Members!
  • Varshneya to receive Michigan/NW Ohio Section Award
  • Southwest Section to hold June meeting
  • What’s new in ancient glass research?
  • Members: Test drive ACerS–Wiley Download Direct program
  • Award deadlines
  • Micrographs highlight artistic science in University of Connecticut Keramos competition
  • ACerS heats up Science Night with demos that showcase science’s ‘cool’ side
  • PCSA accepting applications for 2015–2016 class

Ceramics in Energy

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  • Decorative and flexible OPV panels make solar power pretty
  • Glass electrodes to shatter the lithium-ion battery world

Ceramics in Environment

13
  • Silicone-encased baking soda balls offer potential carbon capture technique
  • Crushing clinker at its hottest provides energy and emissions savings
  • Salmon sperm could prove key to cheaper rare earth recycling

Research Briefs

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  • Revolving STEM divulges material’s atomic secrets
  • Engineering bandgaps for next-generation complex oxides
  • Silicon carbide’s ‘superiority’ makes for promising substitute in high-performance sensors
  • Telescopic contact lenses and wink-controlled eyeglasses that magnify ‘on demand’ could aid the visually impaired
  • Atomic locales are critical for strong concrete

Columns

Deciphering the Discipline

56

Kara Luitjohan

     Engineering life lessons in emerging economies


Resources

New Products

50

Calendar

52

Classified Advertising

53

Display Advertising Index

55

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