ACerS Bulletin

The membership magazine of The American Ceramic Society

Ferroelectricity—A revolutionary century of discovery

In this issue we look at how ferroelectric materials have revolutionized our electronics-based society since their discovery 100 years ago. Two feature articles discuss the impact of ferroelectrics on industry, and the research that got us here.

Also, find out why the lead-free piezoelectric ceramics market is projected to grow at a much faster pace through 2024 and see highlights from ACerS 121st Annual Business Meeting at MS&T19.

Tatsuki Ohji began his term as ACerS president at the Annual Meeting at MS&T19. In a first interview, Ohji discusses what led him to work in ceramics and his plans for the Society in 2020.

Finally, learn more about the recent recipients of the National Science Foundation Ceramics Program awards and check out the decadal overview of the program.

Table of Contents

Feature Articles

 

Impact of ferroelectricity


Susan Trolier-McKinstry
Since the discovery of ferroelectricity 100 years ago, ferroelectric materials are everywhere in our electronics-based society. Learn how they drive a $7 billion industry.
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Ferroelectricity—A revolutionary century of discovery


Geoff Brennecka, Rachel Sherbondy, Robert Schwartz, and Jon Ihlefeld
A century after the discovery of ferroelectricity, we look at the physics that makes ferroelectric materials so useful and the research that got us here.
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National Science Foundation CAREER Ceramics Program awardees: Class of 2018 and decadal overview


Lynnette D. Madsen
As an independent federal agency of the United States government, the National Science Foundation (NSF) funds basic research conducted at America's colleges and universities. NSF's Ceramics Program in the Division of Materials Research resides within the Mathematical and Physical Sciences Directorate.
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Meetings

 

Glass and Optical Materials Division Annual Meeting (GOMD 2020)

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6th Ceramics Expo preview

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Electronic Materials and Applications (EMA 2020)

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

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Departments

 

News & Trends

3

Spotlight

10

Ceramics in the Environment

16

Research Briefs

17

Advances in Nanomaterials

19

Ceramics in Manufacturing

20

Columns

 

Meet ACerS president Tatsuki Ohji


Eileen De Guire
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Highlights from ACerS 121st Annual Business Meeting


Lisa McDonald
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Business and Market View


Margareth Gagliardi

Lead-free piezoelectric ceramics market projected to grow at much faster pace through 2024
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Deciphering the Discipline


Daniel Drury

Ferroelectric nitrides for communications technologies
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Resources

 

Calendar

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Classified Advertising

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Display Ad Index

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