ACerS Bulletin

The membership magazine of The American Ceramic Society

Star power! How glass and ceramics push us deeper into space

In this issue we look at how ceramics and glass enable space exploration from beginning to end. The cover story discusses the use of these materials in applications ranging from launch and return, to all the travel, data collection, and learning in between. A second feature story describes one case study on the challenges of learning about faraway stars and planets.

In addition to the cover story, this month’s “Deciphering the Discipline” column highlights additional applications of ceramics in space, notably in situ resource utilization technologies. The “Business and Market View” column provides an overview of global markets for aerospace ceramics.

The December issue includes ceramicSOURCE 2023, ACerS’ annual reference and buyer’s guide and directory.

Also, this issue contains the final issue of volume three of Ceramic & Glass Manufacturing. The 14-page magazine-within-a-magazine includes industry news and considers how to keep growing in the face of new challenges.

The ninth and final column celebrating the International Year of Glass looks how glass packaging is set for growth in the coming years.

Finally, read a summary of what took place at ACerS 124th Annual Meeting at MS&T22 in Pittsburgh, Pa., this October.

Feature Articles

  

Star power! How glass and ceramics push us deeper into space

Leslie Nemo
For all that space can throw at a mission, glass and ceramics handle the hazards well. It is no surprise, then, that these materials frequently have a place in space exploration from beginning to end—from launch and return, to all the travel, data collection, and learning in between.
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Detectors in space: Analyzing cosmic ray tracks in barium phosphate glasses with unknown environmental information

Nicholas J. Tostanoski, Darren Stohr, and
S. K. Sundaram
Track-etch detectors allow for precise identification of cosmic rays. This case study explores how one might examine tracks in a detector glass plate for which detailed environmental provenance is unknown.
34PDF

ceramicSOURCE 2023

Our annual reference and buyer's guide and directory
56PDF

Ceramic & Glass Manufacturing—Volume 3, Issue 4

Breaking down barriers to innovation: How to keep growing in the face of new challenges
The latest issue of C&GM looks at how to keep growing in the face of new challenges.
39PDF

Meetings

Meetings

Upcoming dates: EMA 2023, ICACC 2023, and GOMD 2023

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ACerS Annual Meeting at MS&T22 highlights

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Departments

 

New and Trends

3

Spotlight

8

Ceramics in Biomedicine

17

Ceramics in Manufacturing

18

Columns

 

International Year of Glass


Scott Cooper
Emerging from the pandemic, glass packaging is set for growth
6

Business and Market View

BCC Publishing Staff

Aerospace ceramics: Global markets to 2026
7

Deciphering the Discipline


Kevin Yu

Ceramics for space exploration: Development of in situ resource utilization technologies
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Resources

 

Calendar

53

Classified Advertising

54

Display Ad Index

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