ACerS Bulletin

The membership magazine of The American Ceramic Society

Hidden ceramics that impact the world

In this issue we look at hidden ceramics that impact the world. The cover article discusses the history of how Corning invented catalytic substrates and filters to help reduce air pollution from vehicles. An accompanying application note looks at using silicon nitride as a surgical implant material.

Also, emerging opportunities for transparent ceramics and the mechanics behind porcelain strength are discussed in two columns.

The April issue includes the second issue of Ceramic & Glass Manufacturing, ACerS' new B2B magazine. This issue’s theme is “Breaking in: A guide to working with big business” and features a story on the benefits of small companies, including being fast and flexible.

Finally, several ACerS meetings were rescheduled due to concerns about COVID-19 since the April issue went to print. Find out which meetings were affected at this link.

Table of Contents

Feature Articles

 

Smog begone! How development of ceramic automotive catalytic substrates and filters helped reduce air pollution


Douglas M. Beall and Willard A. Cutler
Ceramic-based mobile emissions control products have prevented billions of tons of hydrocarbons, nitrogen oxides, carbon monoxide, and particulates from entering the atmosphere—and researchers continue to innovate to make these products better.
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Silicon nitride—A ceramic surgical implant material


Don Bray and Bryan McEntire
Silicon nitride is used in many industries. For the healthcare industry, it is a relatively new adoption—but one with a lot of potential.
32

Ceramic & Glass Manufacturing


Breaking in: A guide to working with big business
The second issue of C&GM includes industry news, trade shows, and tips for small businesses working with big businesses.
41

Meetings

 

Materials Challenges in Alternative & Renewable Energy 2020 and 4th Annual Energy Harvesting Society Meeting

36

Pan American Ceramics Congress and Ferroelectrics Meeting of Americas

37

Glass and Optical Materials Division Annual Meeting

38

Departments

 

News & Trends

3

Spotlight

9

Advances in Nanomaterials

16

Research Briefs

18

Ceramics in Manufacturing

22

Ceramics in Energy

23

Columns

 

Business and Market View


Jason Chen

Transparent ceramics: Emerging
opportunities
8

Deciphering the Discipline

Blasius Ngayakamo
Traditional ceramics: A mechanical strength perspective
64

Resources

 

Calendar

40

Classified Advertising

61

Display Ad Index

63

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