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Solid-state batteries: Unlocking lithium's potential

In this issue we look at current and developing energy storage technologies. The cover story looks at unlocking lithium's potential with ceramic solid electrolytes, and two columns review nanoparticles for Li-ion battery cathode and residential energy storage, blockchain, and energy sharing systems.

A feature story discusses the importance of inspiring the next generation through ceramics and glass education outreach. The Ceramic and Glass Industry Foundation offers a number of outreach programs with which you can get involved.

The September issue contains the annual announcement of ACerS Awards for 2019. The Society will honor members and corporations at the Awards Banquet of the 121st Annual Meeting in October.

Also, see the recap from the combined GFMAT-2/Bio-4 meeting, and read the latest updates for three upcoming meetings—MS&T19, EMA 2020, and ICACC20.

Finally, a “Letter to the Editor” looks to petition the United Nations to declare 2022 as The International Year of Glass.

Table of Contents

Feature Articles

 

Announcing ACerS Awards of 2019


The Society will honor members and corporations at the Awards Banquet of the 121st Annual Meeting in October to recognize significant contributions to the engineered ceramic and glass field.
17

Unlocking lithium's potential with ceramic solid electrolytes


Nathan J. Taylor and Jeff Sakamoto
Recent progress indicates that ceramic materials may soon supplant liquid electrolytes in batteries, offering improved energy capacity and safety.
26

How can you participate in ceramics and glass education outreach?


David W. Richerson
Education outreach shares the magic of ceramic and glass materials with the next generation—and everyone can find a way to participate.
32

Inspire the next generation through CGIF programs


The Ceramic and Glass Industry Foundation offers a number of outreach programs to inspire the next generation of ceramic and glass scientists and engineers—and there are a number of ways you can get involved!
36

Meetings

 

GFMAT-2/Bio-4 recap

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25th Materials Science and Technology (MS&T19)

38

44th International Conference and Exposition on Advanced Ceramics and Composites (ICACC20)

40

Electronic Materials and Applications (EMA 2020)

42

Departments

 

News & Trends

4

Spotlight

7

Research Briefs

11

Ceramics in Energy

14

Advances in Nanomaterials

16

Columns

 

Letter to the Editor


Alicia Durán

Toward a United Nations Declaration of 2022 as The International Year of Glass
3

Business and Market View


Christopher Maara

Residential energy storage, blockchain, and energy sharing systems
6

Deciphering the Discipline


Kimiko Nakajima

Thermodynamic perspective on nanoparticles for Li-ion battery cathode
48

Resources

 

New Products

43

Calendar

44

Classified Advertising

45

Display Ad Index

47

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