Ceramics in Modern Technologies

Editor-in-Chief: P. Vincenzini

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CERAMICS IN MODERN TECHNOLOGIES (formerly INDUSTRIAL CERAMICS), the hi-tech companion to the basic science oriented journal Ceramics International, publishes original cutting-edge, peer-reviewed papers that cover progress on manufacturing, industrialization and application of the whole range of ceramics.   

Involved are advanced oxide and non-oxide ceramics, traditional silicate ceramics, industrial refractories, new nanocarbons and other low dimensional nanostructures, smart and special glasses, new cements including geopolymers, inorganic synthetic zeolites and pillared materials produced as bulk components to microdevices by any available fabrication technique including e.g. powder processing, soft chemistry, additive manufacturing, CVD, PVD, plasma spraying, nanolithography, self assembly, laser and ion beam processing.
All major users areas are covered such as energy and environment, electronics, optics and communications, aerospace and transport, construction, building, processing industry, mechanical and high temperature engineering, and the biomedical field.

Primary interest is for experimental and theoretical contributions dealing with materials functionalization and industrialization, new device architectures, system integration, on-service performance, in-situ and non destructive testing, as well as on experimentally validated multiscale modelling and simulation of processes, devices and performance.

The design, realization and testing of prototype products and devices, pilot scale demonstrations, case studies and cost models perfectly fit the scopes of the journal as well as aspects of green manufacturing and of proper management of materials, energy and labour resources, including waste recycling and disposal.

The journal also encourages critical reviews on still developing fields of processing and application, analyses of the drivers for innovation and of barriers to commercialization coming from alternative materials technologies.
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The FIRE Compendium Series on Refractory Corrosion to match the Education Needs
Michel Rigaud, Jacques Poirier

Development of Superhydrophobic Surfaces via Isotropic Etching and Plasma Sputter Deposition
Meysam Keley, Mahyar Fazeli, Renata Antoun Simão, Fernando P. Duda

Viscous Flow Sintering in Glass Matrix Composites with Rigid Inclusions
J.L. Amorós, A. Moreno, E. Blasco

Incorporation of Blast Furnace Sludge into Red Ceramics - Industrial Test
L. Fonseca Amaral, G.C. Girondi Delaqua, C.M. Fontes Vieira

Improvement of Optical and Mechanical Properties, and Controlled Release of Drug Delivery Powder Cosmetics
Yasumasa Takao, Naoaki Toyoda, Tsuyoshi Asai, Toshihiko Okadera, Hiroyuki Asano

Alkali Activated Green Building Materials – Selected Case Study of Alkali Activated Aggregate
V. Ducman, M. Radeka

Understanding the Formation of Geopolymer Foams: Influence of the Additives
M. Arnoult, M. Perronner, A. Autef, B. Nait-Ali, S. Rossignol

Laser Technology for the Rapid Repair of Defects in Sanitary Ware: Prospects and Challenges
J. Carneiro, C.M.S. Freitas, R. Santos, N.M. Ferreira, F. Rey-García, A.J.S. Fernandes, M.P. Seabra, F.M. Costa

Effects of Alumina-excess on Reactivity, Microstructure and Macroscopic Properties of Sanitary-ware Ceramics
Valeria Diella, Nicoletta Marinoni, Emanuele Costa, Paolo G. Biraghi, Fernando Francescon, Gabriele Lanzafame, Monica Dapiaggi, Alessandro Pavese

Geopolymer Synthetized Using Reactive or Unreactive Aluminosilicate. Influence on the Working Properties
M. Arnoult, M. Perronnet, A. Autef, J. Absi, S. Rossignol
Special issue “SHS Ceramics”
Guest Editor: Alexander Rogachev (Russia)
(already published)

Special Issue “Additive Manufacturing”
Guest Editors: Aldo R. Boccaccini (Germany), Roger Narayan (USA), Jens Guenster (Germany), Fabrice Rossignol (France), Johannes Homa (Austria)
(already published)
General purpose of the World Academy of Ceramics (WAC) is to promote progress in the field of ceramics and foster a better understanding of the social impact and cultural interactions of ceramics science, technology, history and art. The Academy Forum discusses every four years relevant matter related to the above context. The printed volumes of Fora Proceedings circulated mainly among Academy Members. Therefore we are most indebted to the Academy for their permission to re-publish selected papers in their original form as presented at the five earlier editions of the Forum, i.e. from 1992 to 2008. In a time where knowledge is advancing so rapidly,  to read this ”old” papers might give a vision on how ceramics achievements and needs evolved during the few past decades but also offer the opportunity to have some reference, especially important for younger research people, if and at what extent what we are now dealing with in ceramics research is really conceptually original or if it is merely a recur of already run across routes.
“Ceramics and Society”, Forum  1992, Assisi, Italy
William D. Kingery - Introductory Remarks
Rustum Roy - The Context in Revolution
Gunther Petzow - Relations Between Man and Materials
Hiroaki Yanagida - Priorities in R&D for Ceramic Materials
Richard J. Brooks - Competitiveness and Quality of Life
Tadashi Kokubo - Potential of Ceramics as Biomaterials
Larry L. Hench - Bioceramics and the Future
Ludwig J. Gaukler - Ceramic Education
William D. Kingery - Ceramic Education: Do a Few Courses More or Less Make Much Difference in the Long Run?
Robert E. Newnham - Smart Ceramics

“Role of Ceramics in a Self-sustaining Environment”, Forum 1996, Krakow, Poland
Joseph Recasens - Electrofused Ceramics and Innovation
Rodney D. Bagley, Irwin M. Lachman, Ronald M. Lewis - Extruded Cordierite Substrates for Automotive Emissions Control
Isao Oda, Minoru Matsui - Development of Structural Ceramics Components and Transfer to the Market
Fritz Aldinger, Links between Science and Industry
P. Abelard, Ceramics Education
Richard M. Spriggs, Ceramics and the Environment
Alexander G. Merzhanov, Energy-saving Technologies
Takashi Kanno, Standardization in Ceramics
Richard J. Brook, Quality of Life as a Criterion for the Selection of Research

Next to Come
“The Art of Ceramics: The Blend of Art and Science in Technology”, Forum 2000, Ravello/Sorrento, Italy
“Lessons in Nanotechnology: From Traditional to Advanced Ceramics”, Forum 2004, Faenza, Italy
“Ceramic Materials in Energy Systems”, Forum 2008, Chianciano Terme, Italy
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