high-entropy materials

With safety and performance, ceramic batteries are in the works

By Jonathon Foreman / August 9, 2022

Substantial ceramics research projects are looking to address issues with current lithium-based battery technologies. A selection of recent papers in ACerS journals highlights some of the efforts toward new electrolyte, cathode, and anode materials.

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Advanced energy gets cracking and stops the cracking—Jonathon’s top 5 favorite Ceramic Tech Today posts from 2021

By Jonathon Foreman / January 7, 2022

MAX phases, carbon nanotubes, and journal TOC alerts make Jonathon’s list of top five favorite CTT posts from 2021.

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Disorders of protection—high-entropy oxides for environmental barrier coatings

By Jonathon Foreman / October 1, 2021

Many researchers are working to uncover alternatives to yttria stabilized zirconia for use as environmental barrier coatings. High-entropy oxides are among the classes of materials being explored, and two papers in Journal of the American Ceramic Society explore different high-entropy oxide systems.

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A new frontier for 2D materials—researchers create high-entropy MXenes

By Lisa McDonald / July 6, 2021

Despite the extensive number of studies on high-entropy 3D crystalline solids, very little has been reported on high-entropy 2D materials. Researchers led by Indiana University–Purdue University Indianapolis demonstrated the opportunities for creating high-entropy 2D materials using MXenes.

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From disorder to lasers: High-entropy transparent ceramics hold high potential for optics, photonics applications

By Lisa McDonald / December 17, 2019

High-entropy materials present significant potential for numerous applications due to their unique chemistries, but such materials’ optical properties have not been studied fundamentally yet. Two researchers at Alfred University begin to fill this knowledge gap by investigating a transparent high‐entropy fluoride laser ceramic.

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