The membership magazine of The American Ceramic Society
In this issue we look at research and markets in Africa. The cover story explores how numerous African countries are moving beyond just exporting raw materials to cultivating homegrown talent and pursuing international research and development collaborations. In-depth market snapshots of Algeria, Egypt, Kenya, Morocco, Nigeria, and South Africa are included.
An additional feature article describes how a combination of multicomponent chalcogenide nanocomposites and laser/thermal processes enables a transformative opportunity to bring gradient refractive index lenses one step closer to commercialization.
The October/November issue announces the ACerS leaders for 2021–2022. The Society will install new officers and directors on the ACerS Executive Committee and Board at the 123rd Annual Business Meeting in October.
Finally, this month’s “Into the Bulletin Archives” column takes a look at the Bulletin’s history in the 1990s, including the establishment of a Ceramic Information Center at the Society headquarters following a strategic planning exercise.
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by Alex Talavera and Randy B. HechtAfrica sees its future in technological advance—and actively seeks global partners to help achieve its research and economic development potential.
Bioinspired optics: Chalcogenide glass-ceramic nanocomposites mark a milestone in infrared gradient refractive index materials
by Myungkoo Kang and Kathleen A. RichardsonA combination of multicomponent chalcogenide nanocomposites and laser/thermal processes enables a transformative opportunity to bring gradient refractive index lenses one step closer to commercialization.
In vitro diagnostics: Technologies and global markets
by Lisa McDonald
by Benard Tabu and Michael Spencer
Innovative approach to learning and teaching of sciences in Africa
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