Published on May 23rd, 2017 | By: Faye Oney0
Special centennial, PACRIM issues of JACerS highlight groundbreaking workPublished on May 23rd, 2017 | By: Faye Oney
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Updated May 24, 2017
To celebrate 100 years of the Journal of the American Ceramic Society (JACerS), ACerS is publishing several centennial issues throughout 2017 featuring current articles that highlight some of the cutting-edge research of its members. Topics are related to specific papers published in the first volume of the journal back in 1918.
In the first centennial issue in January, editor John Halloran discussed the purpose of the centennial features and the differences between journal articles of 1918 and today. Back then, he says, “the papers had a strong industrial focus. Now in 2017, the Journal addresses a broader range of ceramic materials, with a much stronger emphasis on the science of ceramics.”
What’s also different, he says, is that today the journal is more global in scope. In its early days, JACerS articles were mainly about U.S. issues, and most authors were from the U.S. Also, World War I put ceramics front and center as the demand for war materials—including raw materials, steel, enamelware, non-corrosive materials, and glass, among others—increased significantly.
My, how we’ve come a long way!
The centennial issues feature the following special articles highlighting the state-of-the-art in ceramic and glass science:
- Viscosity of glass-forming systems
- Colloidal processing: enabling complex shaped ceramics with unique multiscale structures
- Molecular and submolecular scale effects of comb-copolymers on tri-calcium silicate reactivity: Toward molecular design
- The role of ceramic and glass science research in meeting societal challenges: Report from an NSF-sponsored workshop
- Current understanding and future research directions at the onset of the next century of sintering science and technology
- Cements in the 21st century: challenges, perspectives, and opportunities
We’re celebrating all year
Throughout the year, ACerS will offer free access to several articles that date back to 1918. In addition, members can receive discounts on purchases of ACerS products.
Check back frequently to this landing page for more updates.
Special PACRIM/GOMD 2017 virtual issue
In addition, ACerS continues the celebration by highlighting papers from all three of its Journals—JACerS, International Journal of Applied Ceramic Technology, and International Journal of Applied Glass Science—in a special PACRIM virtual issue.
“The virtual Journal is a compilation of papers from ACerS’ three Journals with a specific theme,” ACerS managing editor of Journals Jonathon Foreman says. “Virtual issues show the groundbreaking nature of articles that make it into the Journals.”
Many presenters at this week’s PACRIM12/GOMD conference are featured in the virtual issue. Papers include:
- Ga–Sb–S Chalcogenide Glasses for Mid-Infrared Applications,
- Additive Manufacturing of Dense Alumina Ceramics,
- Enhanced Photovoltaic Effect in Fe-Doped (Bi, Na) TiO3-BaTiO3 Ferroelectric Ceramics,
- Glass: The Carrier of Light – A Brief History of Optical Fiber,
- And many more!
Visit this link to read all of the articles in the virtual Journal.
And don’t forget to bookmark JACerS 100th anniversary page to stay up to date on all centennial features!
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