Open Ceramics, the official, peer-reviewed, Open Access journal of the European Ceramic Society, published by Elsevier, invites research and review articles to be published in a special issue “Recent advances and future of electroceramics
Electroceramics, a class of ceramic materials exploited for their electrical properties, have a long history, traditionally including insulating and dielectric materials, magnetic materials, ferro-pyro-piezoelectrics, ionic and mixed ionic-electronic conductors, semiconductors, thermoelectrics and so on. This field is highly multidisciplinary, involving chemistry, physics, materials science, electronics, mechanical engineering, etc.
Since the late 1980s, this area of research has been widely represented by the “Electroceramics” biennial conferences, currently organized by the ECerS Electroceramics Network. The 17th edition of the Electroceramics conference organized online on August 24-28, 2020 by ECerS and TU Darmstadt, Germany, highlighted the emergence of new topics and the continuous development of multiferroics, tunable materials, materials for energy conversion, generation and storage and so on.
The guest editors of this Special Issue of the Open Ceramics journal aim at gathering contributions addressing recent advances in the field of Electroceramics, including fundamentals and methods, materials and functionalities, and novel applications of Electroceramics. Contributions are welcome on topics including:
- synthesis methods, processing and fabrication technologies, (micro)structure-property relationships, material design
- theory and modelling, including computational materials design
- defects, interfaces, thin films
- dielectrics, piezoelectrics, pyroelectrics, ferroelectrics and relaxors
- multiferroics, magnetism in electroceramics
- thermoelectric and caloric effects
- thermistors, varistors, tunable materials
- ion conductors, mixed ionic-electronic conductors, electrochemical behaviour
- energy generation (SOFC, PCFC…), storage and conversion
- laminated and layered electroceramics (LTCC, HTCC, MLCC)
- actuators and sensors, transducers, motors, MEMS
Deadline for manuscript submission: November 15th, 2020.
Special Issue Guest Editors :
- Dr. Marco Deluca (Materials Center Leoben Forschung GmbH, Austria)
- Prof. Dr. Barbara Malič (Jožef Stefan Institute, Slovenia)
- Dr. Pascal Marchet (Institute of Research for CERamics, France)
- Prof. Dr. Marlies Van Bael (Hasselt University, Belgium)