Jonathon Foreman

Carbon nanotubes improve toughness and functionality of oxide ceramic composites

By Jonathon Foreman / October 19, 2021

Recent articles on carbon nanotube-containing ceramic composites showed improved properties compared to the original ceramic composite. Two recent articles in ACerS journals demonstrate these improvements.

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Disorders of protection—high-entropy oxides for environmental barrier coatings

By Jonathon Foreman / October 1, 2021

Many researchers are working to uncover alternatives to yttria stabilized zirconia for use as environmental barrier coatings. High-entropy oxides are among the classes of materials being explored, and two papers in Journal of the American Ceramic Society explore different high-entropy oxide systems.

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ACerS Rapid Communication: Getting the word out quickly and scientifically

By Jonathon Foreman / September 24, 2021

Sometimes researchers present discoveries so new and important that they merit short review times. ACerS journals offer the article type “Rapid Communication” to enable rapid decisions and priority of publication while retaining rigorous review.

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Making glass research more Fun: The Centre for Functional and Surface Functionalized Glass

By Jonathon Foreman / September 14, 2021

The Centre for Functional and Surface Functionalized Glass (FunGlass) is an international center for basic and applied research and training in glass science and engineering. A special issue of the International Journal of Applied Glass Science details some of the research performed at FunGlass.

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Science imitating life: Biomimetics for human health purposes

By Jonathon Foreman / August 6, 2021

Biomimetics is the scientific research and development of human-made materials, parts, and products that emulate naturally occurring biological systems. Three recent ACerS journal articles look at biomimetics used for human health purposes, including cleaning water, in implants, and replacing bone.

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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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