Jonathon Foreman

Journal impact factors for ACerS journals up in 2020

By Jonathon Foreman / July 23, 2021

The annual Clarivate Journal Citation Report, released late last month, showed increases in the impact factors for all three of ACerS’ traditional journals in 2020. Other highlights from the report are discussed in this CTT.

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More than just a PHASE—thermodynamic and kinetic data and modeling help researchers develop materials of the future

By Jonathon Foreman / July 9, 2021

Thermodynamic and kinetic data and modeling can speed up the material design process immensely. Learn about two such techniques in today’s CTT—phase equilibrium diagrams and the CALPHAD method.

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The power of good vibrations: Material and process developments for piezoelectric energy harvesting

By Jonathon Foreman / June 25, 2021

The field of piezoelectric energy harvesting looks to convert mechanical motion, notably from vibration sources, directly into electricity. Recent papers in several ACerS journals discuss challenges and research into developing both materials and processes for PEH.

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Publications Ethics Corner: Authorship

By Jonathon Foreman / May 25, 2021

In this first article in our new series on the aspects of ethical scientific publishing, we look at authorship and the considerations that go into determining who should be named authors on a paper.

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Reduce, reuse, recycle: How the ceramics industry is growing greener

By Jonathon Foreman / May 11, 2021

Academic and industrial ceramic researchers alike are exploring ways to minimize waste and maximize reuse in ceramics manufacturing. Several articles published in International Journal of Applied Ceramic Technology demonstrate the resulting ecological and economic benefits of these activities.

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Editor search for Journal of the American Ceramic Society

By Jonathon Foreman / April 21, 2021

Looking to increase your involvement in ACerS? The Journal of the American Ceramic Society is seeking a candidate to join the editorial team! Learn more about the position and how to apply.

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MAX radiation protection for next-generation nuclear power plants

By Jonathon Foreman / April 20, 2021

MAX phases are layered ceramic materials with both ceramic and metal-like properties, as well as good radiation tolerance, making them ideal candidates for use in next-generation nuclear power technologies. Two recent papers investigate the irradiation of Cr2AlC to determine its potential for this application.

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Advancing in-situ measurements during glass production

By Jonathon Foreman / April 9, 2021

Measurement of a glass before, during, and after production are critical for ensuring its processability and properties necessary for end-use application. Two recent articles in the International Journal of Applied Glass Science investigate new in-situ methods for measuring fluorine and bubbles, respectively.

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Designing better ballistic materials: Reduced processing costs, higher toughness, and microstructural cues

By Jonathon Foreman / March 23, 2021

Designing better ballistic materials is more than a matter of finding the optimal combination of material properties—a deep understanding of the microstructure–damage relationships is required as well. A number of recent articles published in ACerS journals look to improve processing methods for fabricating dense, resilient ceramic components.

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Elevating your company and career through open-access publishing

By Jonathon Foreman / March 12, 2021

Developing better products is the most important job function for industrial researchers—but helping the company to communicate those benefits to customers is essential as well. Learn why publishing in open-access, peer-reviewed publications offers a high return on investment for industrial researchers.

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