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The January/February 2023 issue of ACerS Bulletin is now available online.

In this month’s issue, two feature stories look at some future battery technologies. Authors Jacob Wheaton, Madison Olson, Victor M. Torres III, and Steve W. Martin outline the benefits and challenges of glassy solid-state electrolytes compared to other classes of solid-state electrolytes. Author Jonathon Foreman then highlights some of the efforts toward new electrolyte, cathode, and anode materials made from ceramics.

Plus, student Hugh Smith discusses the potential of sodium-ion batteries for grid-scale energy storage in the “Deciphering the Discipline” column, while the “Business and Market View” column provides insight on the global battery recycling market.

An additional feature article by author Akio Ikesue reviews some studies showing polycrystalline ceramics can achieve optical properties on par or superior to those of single crystals—which may lead to a historical turning point in the design of optical elements.

This issue also includes a goodbye to the 2022 International Year of Glass. Pictures from the closing debriefing held at the United Nations in New York City are available on ACerS Flickr page.

Finally, meet ACerS new president, Sanjay Mathur. Mathur is director of the Institute of Inorganic Chemistry at the University of Cologne, Germany. He was the guest on ACerS’ podcast Ceramic Tech Chat this month.

You’ll find a lot more interesting content inside this—and every issue—of the ACerS Bulletin. The current issue is free to all for a short time, but remember that all the valuable content in more than one hundred years of past issues of the ACerS Bulletin is free only to members—so considering joining us today!