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Ceramic materials for 5G

In this issue we look at burgeoning 5G wireless communication systems. The cover story looks at ceramic materials that will help realize 5G technologies, and a feature story looks at how 5G technology will affect smartphone device design.

Like cellular networks, airplanes also connect the world. A second feature story looks at carbon fiber-reinforced carbon and graphite composites for aircraft brakes.

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 2019 report. Then, a two-page infographic highlights several salient statistics including end use industries, global production trends, and leading producers.

Also, read how the 5G chipset market is expected to witness tremendous growth in the “Business and Market View” column, and see recaps from four important meetings that recently took place—Clay 2019, Cements 2019, Ceramics Expo, and ICG.

Finally, meet the 2019–2020 ACerS officers, and check out deadlines for upcoming nominations.

Table of Contents

Feature Articles

 

Ceramic materials for 5G wireless communication systems


Michael D. Hill and David B. Cruickshank
5G technologies will soon reach the market. Ceramic materials will play an important role in realizing the
technology.
20

5G—connecting the world through ceramics and glass


April Gocha
The nascent 5G network is about more than just faster videos and uploads—it holds significant potential for impact on the ceramic and glass materials that are involved in smartphone device design and infrastructure.
26

Carbon fiber-reinforced carbon composites for aircraft brakes


R. Gadow and M. Jiménez
The demanding requirements of aircraft brake rotor systems require entirely different designs than passenger and sports cars—designs in which carbon fiber-reinforced carbon composites are particularly well-suited.
28

Annual commodity summary indicates significant impacts due to trade war


Lisa McDonald
USGS Minerals Commodity Summary
35

Meetings

 

Ceramics Expo recap

38

25th International Congress on Glass (ICG 2019) recap

39

Cements 2019 recap

40

Clay 2019 recap

41

3rd Annual Energy Harvesting Society Meeting (EHS 2019)

41

Materials Science and Technology (MS&T19)

42

Departments

 

News & Trends

3

Spotlight

6

Research Briefs

14

Ceramics in Biomedicine

17

Ceramics in Manufacturing

19

Columns

 

Business and Market View


Sinha G. Gaurav

5G chipset market expected to witness tremendous growth over forecast period 2019–2024
6

Deciphering the Discipline


Kaitlin Detwiler

An interdisciplinary venture: Oxidation studies on stressed SiC/SiC CMCs
48

Resources

 

Calendar

44

Classified Advertising

45

Display Ad Index

47

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