Call for Papers: JMR Focus Issue on advanced ceramics
Achieving Superior Ceramics and Coating Properties through Innovative Processing
Issue date: August 2017
Submission deadline: January 1, 2017
The development and implementation of new materials and innovative processing methods provide opportunities to expand and use advanced materials in next generation technologies and devices, to improve their quality and reliability, and to increase manufacturing efficiency. Advanced ceramics are one of the most promising areas in the creation of new generation technologies. Properties and performance of ceramics, composites, and coatings strongly depend on processing routes and their features. While many publications are related to advanced ceramic processing, only a small fraction focus on how processing affects the application properties and performance at particular service conditions. This Focus Issue will be devoted to recent advances in ceramic and coating properties and performance as achieved through innovation in processing of advanced ceramics, composites, and coatings.
Papers will consider aspects of processing on the following topics:
- novel technology of starting materials preparation;
- ceramic colloidal processing;
- novel forming technology of ceramics and composites, including for large-size and complex-shape products;
- thin and thick ceramic film processing;
- advanced methods of ceramic and composite coating formation, in particular, for complex-shape components;
- novel firing technology and sintering features;
- design-oriented technology, including additive manufacturing, from small to large-scale production.
Application properties may be related, in particular, to wear-, corrosion-, thermal shock-resistance, structural integrity under mechanical and thermal loads, ballistic performance of armor ceramics, particular electrical properties related to fuel cells, insulators, supercapacitors, semiconductors, conductors and sputtering targets, optical transmittance, catalytic properties, permeation of porous structures, and biomedical applications. The papers on the proposed topic will be of interest and importance to specialists from academia, research centers and industry.
Eugene Medvedovski, Endurance Technologies Inc., Canada
Nahum Travitzky, Erlangen-Nurnberg University, Germany
Xiaowei Yin, Northwestern Polytechnical University, P.R. China
To be considered for this issue, new and previously unpublished results significant to the development of this field should be presented. The manuscripts must be submitted via the JMR electronic submission system by January 1, 2017. Manuscripts submitted after this deadline will not be considered for the issue due to time constraints on the review process. Submission instructions may be found at here. Please select “Focus issue: Achieving Superior Ceramics and Coating Properties through Innovative Processing” as the manuscript type. Note our manuscript submission minimum length of 6,000 words. All manuscripts will be reviewed in a normal but expedited fashion. Papers submitted by the deadline and subsequently accepted will be published in the Focus Issue. Other manuscripts that are acceptable but cannot be included in the issue will be scheduled for publication in a subsequent issue of JMR.
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