ACerS Bulletin

The membership magazine of The American Ceramic Society

ACerS celebrates the International Year of Glass

In this issue we celebrate the past, present, and future applications of glass. The issue contains a summary of the National Day of Glass Conference, which kicked off North American-based celebrations of IYOG. Plus, an interview with Mathieu Bauchy and John C. Mauro discusses the current progress in harnessing artificial intelligence and machine learning to design new glasses, and the Kreidl Award abstract features research on tellurium dioxide-based glasses.

The International Year of Glass column looks at the use of glass in optical technologies. The “Deciphering the Discipline” column and “Business and Market View” column expand on this topic by overviewing the current fiber optic instrumentation market and investigating new materials for optical applications, respectively.

Finally, the May issue contains a recap of the Unified International Technical Conference on Refractories as well as previews some of the upcoming ACerS meetings.

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Attentive readers may notice this Bulletin is more slender than usual. An acute, global shortage of paper has led us to reduce the number of pages printed. The paper shortage is expected to continue through spring 2022. For more information on the shortage, contact customer service at customerservice@ceramics.org.

Table of Contents

Feature Articles

 

Harnessing artificial intelligence and
machine learning to design new glasses

by Eileen De Guire
An interview with Mathieu Bauchy and John C. Mauro on the current progress in harnessing artificial intelligence and machine learning to design new glasses and how these techniques may develop in the future.
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Synthesis, structure, and properties of pure TeO2 glass and tellurite glasses

by Nagia S. Tagiara and Efstratios I. Kamitsos
This research describes the synthesis of pure tellurium dioxide glass in gram quantities using a newly developed technique. Structure–property correlations are reported as well.
22

Meetings

 

National Day of Glass recap

24

UNITECR recap

26

Upcoming dates: GOMD, Cements, PACC-FMAs, and MS&T annual meeting

27

Departments

 

News & Trends

2

Spotlight

8

Research Briefs

14

Ceramics in the Environment

16

Ceramics in Energy

17

Columns

 

Business and Market View

BCC Publishing Staff
Fiber optic instrumentation market
5

International Year of Glass

John Ballato
Glass for optical technologies
6

Deciphering the Discipline


Guangran Zhang
Expanding materials for optical applications: Pure and nickel-doped transparent MgGa2O4 ceramics
32

Resources

 

Calendar

28

Classified Advertising

29

Display Ad Index

31

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