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American Ceramic Society Bulletin

October/November 2014 – Vol. 93 No. 8
  • Ceramics in Australia: Raw and advanced materials drive Land Down Under’s global reach

PLUS…

  • 116th Annual Meeting and MS&T14

  • Young faculty CAREER awards, career goals

  • January meetings: ICACC’15, EMA 2015

 


Features

Ceramics in Australia: Raw and advanced materials drive Land Down Under’s global reach

26

Alex Talavera and Randy B. Hecht

    From technical ceramics to nuclear and solar R&D, Australia’s sector is more than a zircon in

the rough.


NSF’s CAREER competition and the Ceramics Class of 2014

34

Lynnette D. Madsen

    Two assistant professors outline their technical and personal goals for their research.


Meetings

MS&T14: Materials Science & Technology 2014 meeting planner

38

ICACC'15: 39th International Conference and Exposition on Advanced Ceramics and Composites

46

EMA 2015: Electronic Materials and Applications 2015

48

Departments

News & Trends

3

• DOE doles out $67M to advance nuclear research and clean energy innovation

• Schott’s glass-ceramic provides clear view of grilled goods

• Bill proposes incentives to overhaul, strengthen engineering at US universities

• Germany tops global energy efficiency rankings

• Organic biobrick made from mushrooms make for

cool construction

• ceramitec 2015: The international ceramics trade show


ACerS Spotlight

8

• Introducing ACerS leaders for 2014–2015

• First call for 2015 awards

• Welcome to our newest Corporate Members!

• Division awards

• ACerS leadership attends 5th International Congress on Ceramics

• Attend your Division’s business meeting at MS&T14

 


Ceramics in Energy

12

• Cigarette butts outperform graphene as supercapacitors

• Tattooed biobatteries could use sweat to provide power

• Totally transparent solar concentrator offers clear view

• Spongelike material soaks up sunlight to make steam

• Perovskite materials lead to better LEDs

• Old tires find new purpose as better lithium-ion anode

• Microscopy and modeling work together to improve nuclear fuel design

• Joining yttrium superconducting tapes creates

super magnet for fusion reactors


Research Briefs

18

• Corning’s new glass surfaces say sayonara to screen glare, grime, and reflection

• New insights into how water plays with metal oxides

• Corrosion wars: C2D2 inspects and detects concrete wear

• Synchrotron’s X-rays probe the failure of thermal barrier coatings

• Nature’s entomological secrets reveal key to whiter whites


Advances in Nanomaterials

24

• Can lizards help design better materials?

• Structure and function—Surface properties are key to smarter materials

 


Columns

Deciphering the Discipline

56

Ryan DeBlock

    Research in materials science: An undergraduate perspective

Resources

New Products & Services

50

Calendar

51

Classified Advertising

52

Display Advertising Index

55

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