As 2014 swiftly winds to a close, here at ACerS we’re eagerly looking ahead to 2015—we’ve got big new plans for the new year.
Which makes it really fitting that on the final day of 2014, we are unveiling the first issue of the 2015 ACerS Bulletin—Volume 94, issue Number 1 is now available online for your viewing pleasure.
Speaking of 94 volumes of the Bulletin, one of our big projects to unveil in 2015 is online access to digital files of all past Bulletin issues, all the way back to May 1922.
Each page of past Bulletins has been scanned, digitized, and converted into PDFs, which will be fully searchable and browsable—and free for members—on ceramics.org in early 2015. (Non-members will be able to purchase access to all or part of the collection.)
In addition to 90-plus years of rich technical articles and Society history, you might be surprised by some of the other items past Bulletin pages have printed—including bikini-clad Kyanite girls, funny cartoons, and some pretty patriarchal thinking about womens’ programming at past scientific conferences. Soon you can explore all this rich and entertaining content for yourself.
Back to Volume 94: The new January/February 2015 issue features a cover story about probing the secrets of thermal barrier coatings using synchrotron X-rays—a unique technique that is unveiling equally unique information about the ceramic materials that provide thermal protection from scorching engine environments.
The issue also includes a feature story about fabrication of fully ceramic oxygen transport membranes, using novel techniques to manufacture planar multilayer membranes and join them together with ceramic pastes. The authors keenly have an eye on industrial manufacture of such units for large-scale isolation of pure oxygen.
Plus, the newest issue also introduces you to new ACerS president Kathleen Richardson, breaks down the state of the Society, and is packed with additional pages of news, research, meetings, and more.
The current issue is free to all for a short time, but remember that all the valuable content in more than 90 years of past issues of the ACerS Bulletin is free only to members—so considering joining today!