ACerS Bulletin

The membership magazine of The American Ceramic Society

Toward a renewable energy future—flow batteries and solid oxide fuel cells

In this issue we look at the future of renewable energy technologies. The first feature story looks at opportunities for the ceramics community in the rapidly growing flow battery market, and the second feature story overviews recent technological advances that help move solid oxide fuel cells toward widespread applications.

In addition to the cover stories, the U.S. Department of Energy’s Advanced Manufacturing Office provides a synopsis of the programs AMO offers to support U.S. manufacturers.

This volume (Vol. 101) of the ACerS Bulletin coincides with the United Nations International Year of Glass. A regular column highlighting the International Year will appear in each issue, and the first column outlines what the ACerS journals plan to do in recognition of IYoG.

Beth Dickey began her term as ACerS president at the Annual Meeting at MS&T21. In an interview, Dickey discusses what led her to work in ceramics and her plans for the Society in 2022.

Finally, learn about the plurality of thermoelectrics in application and factors driving the current global semiconductor chip shortage in two columns.

Table of Contents

Feature Articles

 

Flow batteries and energy storage—a new market for ceramics

Richard Clark
Demand for energy storage technologies is driving dramatic growth in the redox flow battery market, and with it opportunities for the ceramics community.
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Solid oxide fuel cell technology for the future

Nguyen Q. Minh and Yoon Ho Lee
Solid oxide fuel cells possess all the characteristics desired for future advanced energy systems—and recent technological advances have helped move the technology toward widespread applications.
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How DOE’s no-cost technical assistance
resources support today’s glass and ceramics manufacturers

Contributed by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Advanced Manufacturing Office
The U.S. Department of Energy’s Advanced Manufacturing Office offers a range of technical assistance and workforce development resources that can support glass and ceramics manufacturers today.
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Meetings

 

Materials Science & Technology 2021 (MS&T21) highlights

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Electronic Materials and Applications (EMA 2021)

40

45th International Conference and
Exposition on Advanced Ceramics and Composites (ICACC21)

41

The Unified International Technical Conference on Refractories (UNITECR 2022)

42

Glass and Optical Materials Division (GOMD 2022)

43

Departments

 

News & Trends

5

Spotlight

8

Research Briefs

16

Ceramics in Biomedicine

18

Columns

 

Letter to the Editor


3

International Year of the Glass

John Mauro

The American Ceramic Society journals celebrate the International Year of Glass
4

Business and Market View

BCC Publishing Staff

Semiconductor chips: Applications and impact of shortage
15

Meet ACerS president Beth Dickey


Eileen De Guire

20

Highlights from ACerS 123rd Annual Business Meeting


Lisa McDonald

21

Deciphering the Discipline


Rishabh Kundu

From the Perseverance Mars Rover to car
seat climate control: The plurality of thermoelectrics in application
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Resources

 

Calendar

44

Classified Advertising

45

Display Ad Index

47

 

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