Shanghai, Сhina - Jun 21, 2013: There are many tourists on Nanjing Road Pedestrian Street, going shopping or sightseeing. Nanjing Road is Shanghai's most famous shopping street. It is located in the city center and has numerous stores for shopping.

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The October/November 2019 issue of ACerS Bulletin is now available online.

In this month’s issue, the cover story focuses on current and evolving technological advances in China. Authors Randy Hecht and Alex Talavera explore how private industry and entrepreneurs in China are increasingly taking the lead to meet science and technology objectives as government and global expectations make innovation a precedence over the traditional value of stability.

Several stories in the Bulletin Departments look at different methods for data storage. In “News & Trends,” the importance of magnetic tapes for archiving big data is discussed, along with an ongoing patent infringement battle that makes obtaining the newest tapes difficult. In “Research Briefs,” two studies on newer technologies for immediate data storage—phase change materials and magnonic crystals—are explored.

The issue announces the ACerS leaders for 2019–2020. The Society will install new officers and directors on the ACerS Executive Committee and Board at the 121st Annual Meeting held in Portland, Ore., September 29–October 3.

If you are planning on attending one of ACerS upcoming conferences, take a look at the latest news for Electronic Materials and Applications (EMA 2020), 44th International Conference and Exposition on Advanced Ceramics and Composites (ICACC20), and Pan American Ceramics Congress and Ferroelectrics Meeting of Americas (PACC-FMAs 2020). Also, check out a recap of the 3rd Annual Energy Harvesting Society Meeting (EHS 2019), which ACerS organized for the first time this year.

Finally, the “Business and Market View” column covers the current state of the advanced ceramics and nanoceramic powders market, which is forecast to grow at a CAGR of 8.6% between 2018–2023.

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 over ninety years of past issues of the ACerS Bulletin is free only to members—so considering joining us today!