Jonathon Foreman

Putting the sun in a bottle: Royal Society Kavli Lecture on fusion energy generation

By Jonathon Foreman / February 19, 2021

Moving away from carbon-based energy and toward sustainable energy infrastructure is important for long-term world health. The latest Kavli Lecture hosted by The Royal Society looks at the possible role of fusion energy in our sustainable energy future.

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Reworking your research into a comparison study in IJCES

By Jonathon Foreman / February 12, 2021

Submitting your research to a journal can be a frustrating experience if it is rejected. But reworking your study as a comparison or confirming study to publish in the International Journal of Ceramic Engineering & Science offers a way to not only fulfill your needs but also those of the scientific community.

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A cascade of 2020—Jonathon’s top 5 favorite Ceramic Tech Today posts

By Jonathon Foreman / December 22, 2020

Journal referrals, energy storage, and modeling make Jonathon’s list of top five favorite CTT posts from 2020.

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Why do editors refer my manuscripts to other ACerS journals?

By Jonathon Foreman / November 4, 2020

Have you submitted your research to an ACerS journal, only to have the editor refer it to one of the sister publications? Do not fear—the referral to transfer is actually a partial approval of an author’s work. Learn more about why referrals happen and how they benefit authors.

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Bioresorbable glass sensors: The future of medicine

By Jonathon Foreman / October 20, 2020

Bioresorbable glass sensors may offer a safe and convenient way to monitor patients for short periods. Two recent articles in an ACerS journal explore the properties and processing of bioactive glass for this unique application.

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Addressing the energy harvesting storage gap—ceramic matrix composites contain corrosive materials in thermal energy storage

By Jonathon Foreman / October 2, 2020

Thermal energy storage technologies are one way to store energy generated from renewable sources. But producing materials that can contain the high-temperature and corrosive materials integral to this technology is an ongoing area of research. Two recent ACerS journal articles explore methods of fabricating C/C-SiC CMCs for use as container materials.

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From mechanical behaviors to coloring mechanisms, modeling illuminates properties of ancient ceramics

By Jonathon Foreman / September 22, 2020

Modeling offers a way to learn about ancient ceramics without damaging the priceless items. Two recent articles in International Journal of Ceramic Engineering & Science illustrate how modeling provides insights into myriad properties, including mechanical behaviors and coloring mechanisms.

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Will it spall? Phase diagrams, thermal expansion, and barrier coating degradation

By Jonathon Foreman / August 11, 2020

Thermal and environmental barrier coatings are often used to protect turbine blades made from ceramic matrix composites—but these coatings are prone to damage caused by environmental silicate contamination. In three papers published in JACerS, researchers provide extensive insights into the many aspects of damage.

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Gearing up for back to school: ACerS journal news and tips for August 2020

By Jonathon Foreman / August 7, 2020

As we enter the eighth month of this year, find out the latest ACerS journals news and tips for August 2020!

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Modeling teaches old dogs new tricks: Viscosity predictions from dilatometry and DSC

By Jonathon Foreman / July 31, 2020

Determining viscosity of a glass through experiment is a slow and expensive process. In two recent papers published in JACerS, Penn State professor John Mauro and his colleagues show how it can be predicted much easier by using dilatometry and DSC to calculate parameters for a glass viscosity model that was proposed in 2009.

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