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China—Tradition and transformation

In this issue we look at current and evolving technological advances in China. The cover story explores how private industry and entrepreneurs in China are increasingly taking the lead to meet science and technology objectives as government and global expectations make innovation a precedence over the traditional value of stability.

Several stories in the Department sections look at different methods for data storage, including magnetic tapes for archive storage and phase change materials and magnonic crystals for immediate storage.

The October/November issue announces the ACerS leaders for 2019–2020. The Society will install new officers and directors on the ACerS Executive Committee and Board at the 121st Annual Meeting at the end of September.

Also, see the recap from the 3rd Annual Energy Harvesting Society (EHS) meeting, and read the latest updates for three upcoming meetings—EMA 2020, ICACC20, and PACC-FMAs 2020.

Finally, learn about the advanced ceramics and nanoceramic powders market in this month’s “Business and Market View” column.

Table of Contents

Feature Articles

 

China—Tradition and transformation


Alex Talavera and Randy B. Hecht
As both government and global expectations make innovation a precedence over the traditional value of stability, private industry and entrepreneurs are increasingly taking the lead to meet science and technology objectives.
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Magnetic tapes archive big data


Magnetic tape is an important technology for companies and organizations that handle big data—but an ongoing patent infringement battle makes obtaining the newest tapes difficult.
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ACerS leaders for 2019–2020


New officers and directors on the 2019–2020 ACerS Executive Committee and Board will be installed at the 121st Annual Business Meeting on Sept. 30, 2019, at MS&T19 in Portland, Ore.
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Meetings

 

3rd Annual Energy Harvesting Society Meeting (EHS 2019) recap

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Electronic Materials and Applications (EMA 2020)

38

44th International Conference and Exposition on Advanced Ceramics and Composites (ICACC20)

40

Pan American Ceramics Congress and Ferroelectrics Meeting of Americas (PACC-FMAs 2020)

42

Departments

 

News & Trends

3

Spotlight

7

Ceramics in Manufacturing

15

Research Briefs

17

Ceramics in the Environment

21

Advances in Nanomaterials

24

Ceramics in Energy

26

Columns

 

Business and Market View


Andrew McWilliams

Advanced ceramics and nanoceramic powders
6

Deciphering the Discipline


Bin Wang

Energetics and structures of halide perovskites: A thermochemistry perspective
48

Resources

 

Calendar

44

Classified Advertising

45

Display Ad Index

47

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