ACerS Bulletin

The membership magazine of The American Ceramic Society

 

Data-driven approaches to materials and process challenges

In this issue we look at data-driven approaches to materials and process challenges. The cover story overviews data-driven methods today and in the near future, and a feature story looks at glass coatings for solar applications.

The August issue contains the annual USGS Minerals Commodity Summaries. The section opens with a summary of the main trends discussed in this year’s 2020 report and is followed by a two-page infographic highlighting several salient statistics, including end use industries, global production trends, and leading producers.

Also, for scientists looking to network with peers, the August issue previews the upcoming Virtual Glass Summit 2020, which is taking place in lieu of the Glass & Optical Material Division Annual Meeting this year.

Finally, in light of recent events, a message from ACerS Executive Committee reiterates the Society’s commitment to racial diversity and opportunity.

Table of Contents

Feature Articles

 

Data-driven approaches to materials and process challenges: A new tool for the materials science field


Richard Padbury
To keep pace with new demands in the materials science industry, scientists and engineers will need to speed up materials discovery and commercialization. Data-driven methods can augment existing experimental methods to accelerate the process.
24

Coated glass for solar energy


Lisa McDonald
Interview with Ashtosh Ganjoo
32

Annual commodity summary sees continued production value increases despite trade war


Lisa McDonald

USGS Mineral Commodity Summaries
35

Meetings

 

ACerS Virtual Glass Summit 2020

40

ACerS 122nd Annual Meeting with Materials Science & Technology 2020

42

Departments

 

News & Trends

5

Spotlight

10

Ceramics in Biomedicine

15

Ceramics in Energy

17

Ceramics in the Environment

20

Ceramics in Manufacturing

21

Research Briefs

22

Advances in Nanomaterials

23

Columns

 

Letter to the editor


Victoria Christensen
3

Message from ACerS Executive Committee


Members on embracing racial diversity and opportunity
4

Business and Market View


Andrew McWilliams

Large and advanced battery technology and markets
8

ACerS Division Member testimonials

9

Deciphering the Discipline


Xi Shi

Critical materials for a green future—lead-free piezoelectric devices
48

Resources

 

Calendar

44

Classified Advertising

45

Display Ad Index

47

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Hidden ceramics that impact the world

In this issue we look at hidden ceramics that impact the world. The cover article discusses the history of how Corning invented catalytic substrates and filters to help reduce air pollution from vehicles. An accompanying application note looks at using silicon nitride as a surgical implant material.

Also, emerging opportunities for transparent ceramics and the mechanics behind porcelain strength are discussed in two columns.

The April issue includes the second issue of Ceramic & Glass Manufacturing, ACerS' new B2B magazine. This issue’s theme is “Breaking in: A guide to working with big business” and features a story on the benefits of small companies, including being fast and flexible.

Finally, several ACerS meetings were rescheduled due to concerns about COVID-19 since the April issue went to print. Find out which meetings were affected at this link.

Table of Contents

Feature Articles

 

Transparent TiO2
and ZnO thin films on glass for UV protection of PV modules


Wilhelm Johansson, Albert Peralta,Bo Jonson,
Srinivasan Anand, Lars Österlund, and Stefan
Karlsson
Failure of photovoltaic modules frequently occurs as a result of degradation of their encapsulation material by destructive UV radiation. Transparent TiO2 and ZnO thin films could protect against these harmful wavelengths.
26

Coalescence of glass art and glass science


Nadia A. Elbaar, Briana L. Bennett, Jane B. Cook,
and John C. Mauro
Glass art and glass science often are viewed as dichotomies of the same material study. But these two areas complement each other in theory and utility—which makes promoting a dialogue between the two disciplines a fulfilling endeavor.
30

Reconfigurable optics—a phase change for the better


Yifei Zhang and Juejun Hu
Breaking the coupling between index and loss changes in optical phase change materials opens up numerous reconfigurable photonics applications.
36

Meetings

 

ACerS Updated Meeting
Schedule

39

Glass and Optical Materials Division Annual Meeting

40

Materials Challenges in Alternative & Renewable Energy 2020 and 4th Annual Energy Harvesting Society Meeting

42

Departments

 

News & Trends

5

Spotlight

10

Research Briefs

16

Ceramics in Energy

19

Ceramics in Manufacturing

21

Ceramics in Biomedicine

24

Columns

 

Letter from the President


Tatsuki Ohji
3

Business and Market View


Abhigyan Sengupta

Aerographene and graphene aerogel
9

Deciphering the Discipline

Catalina Young
Glass and you: How glass coatings can
help your body heal
48

Resources

 

Calendar

44

Classified Advertising

45

Display Ad Index

47

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The American Ceramic Society Bulletin brings you the latest industry news and trends, as well as news about the Society, its members, and activities.