Our Mission: The Electronics Division of The American Ceramic Society focuses on electronic materials and devices. Click here to view the entire mission statement.
ACerS Electronics Division Research Highlights
If you would like to see your group’s work highlighted, please contact Elizabeth Paisley, Sandia National Laboratorieseapaisl@sandia.gov
Dr. Neamul H. Khansur and co-authors Tadej Rojac, Dragon Damjanovic, Christina Reinhard, Kyle G. Webber, Justin A. Kimpton, and John E. Daniels received the 2016 Edward C. Henry Award for their publication in the Journal of the American Ceramic Society, Electric-Field-Induced Domain Switching and Domain Texture Relaxations in Bulk Bismuth Ferrite. Dr. Khansur authored the paper while a Ph.D. student in Professor John Daniels’ group at UNSW, and is currently a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg.
Bismuth ferrite, BiFeO3, is an important multiferroic with potential applications in many proposed functional devices. While thin films of BiFeO3 are attractive for applications in nanoelectronics, bulk polycrystalline BiFeO3 has great potential as a lead-free and/or high-temperature electro-mechanical transducer material. However, the structural mechanisms of the response in bulk BiFeO3 are still to be resolved. Here we report the microscopic origin of electric-field-induced strain in bulk BiFeO3 ceramic up to 14 kV/mm applied electric field by means of in situ high-energy X-ray diffraction. Detailed analysis of the diffraction data highlights that, in spite of the strain/applied field ratio similarities in bulk and thin film BiFeO3, the origin of strain response in film and bulk of BiFeO3 is different.
As a service to the members of the Electronics Division and those interested in joining The American Ceramic Society, ACerS and Wiley are providing free access to articles published in The Journal of the American Ceramic Society and the International Journal of Applied Ceramic Technology that are relevant to the electronics industry. These articles will be unlocked until December 31, 2017. After that time, ACerS members can access these articles after logging in to www.ceramics.org.
The Electronics Division celebrated its 50th Anniversary in 2008. Read the commemorative brochure on the history of the division, put together by Bob Schwartz for the October 2008 division business meeting in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
The Electronics Division of The American Ceramic Society was established by the Board of Trustees at its December 1957 meeting on recommendation from a newly created Electronic Ceramic Advisory Committee, composed of Seymour Blum, Edward J. Smoke and E. C. Henry, who acted as chairman of the committee. The division held its first sessions at the 60th Annual Meeting in Pittsburgh, PA, in April 1958. This was followed by a first Fall Meeting at Asbury Park, NJ, October 8-10, which was attended by 198 registered participants.