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American Ceramic Society Bulletin

August 2016 – Vol. 95 No. 6
  • Glass microspheres hollow out a niche for anti-counterfeiting strategies

PLUS…

  • Annual minerals report indicates market challenges

  • Low-dielectric-constant ceramics from kaolin clay

  • Application note details industrial continuous kilns


Features

Glass microspheres hollow out a niche for anti-counterfeiting strategies

24

George Wicks, Grant Crawford, Jon Keller, Fred Humes, and Forest Thompson

   Porous-wall, hollow glass microspheres offer exciting possibilities for new technologies to thwart counterfeiting strategies across various markets.  

 


Annual commodity summary indicates challenges lie ahead for raw-materials markets

30

April Gocha 

   Without raw materials, our high-tech world would not be what it is today.


Preparation of low-dielectric-constant ceramics using kaolin clay

34

Baohua Yu, Xiuxiu Yuan, Yingjie Liu, Ping Lu, Bin Li, Huaiqi Li, Yuehua Zhang, and Yanqui Jing

   Sintering and sol-gel infiltration techniques help synthesize dense kaolin ceramics as a low-dielectric-constant material for potential fabrication of electronics.


High-temperature process engineering for firing of advanced ceramics—How to select the proper kiln application

38

Hartmut Weber

   Continuous firing systems can be more efficient than batch firing systems—and two examples effectively illustrate what criteria and design choices should be considered.


Meetings

MS&T16

42

GOMD 2016 highlights

47

HTCMC 9, GFMAT 2016 highlights

49

Departments

News and Trends

3

Spotlight

7

Ceramics in Energy

11

Advances in Nanomaterials

13

Ceramics in the Environment

14

Ceramics in Manufacturing

15

Research Briefs

16

Ceramics in Biomedicine

21

Columns

Deciphering the discipline

56

Andy Nieto

   Exploring nature, history, and nano-diamonds in Korea


Resources

New Products

51

Calendar

52

Classified Advertising

53

Display Advertising

55

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