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contents J a n u a r y – F e b r u a r y 2 0 1 3 • V o l . 9 2 N o . 1 feature articles Meet ACerS president, Richard Brow . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Eileen De Guire ACerS’ 2012-2013 president reflects on his career and what ACerS means to him. In situ X-ray characterization of piezoelectric ceramic thin films . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Paul G. Evans and Rebecca J. Sichel-Tissot Characterization of thin film ferroelectrics with advanced X-ray scattering technology reveals fundamental mechanisms of piezoelectricity. Edge chip testing of ceramics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 George D. Quinn cover story New test methods provide quantifiable measurement of edge chipping of ceramics. Cai Zhonghou, beamline scientist Where are the Ceramic CAREER Awards, Class of 2012? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 at the Advanced Photon Source at Lynnette Madsen Argonne National Lab, aligns a The five 2012 NSF Ceramics Program CAREER awards hail from five states. Overall, CAREER sample in the nanodiffractometer. awards represent 15 percent of the Ceramics Program portfolio. (Credit: Agresta; ANL.) Novel silicon carbide joining for new generation of accident-tolerant – page 18 nuclear fuels. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 Edward D. Herderick Silicon carbide tubes may allow safer nuclear fuel rod systems, but sealing the tube with a SiC plug is a materials challenge. Investigators at EWI are finding success with a new joining method. Case study: Building an ultra-high-temperature mechanical testing system . . 36 Eric W. Neuman, Harlan J. Brown-Shaklee, Jeremy Watts, Greg E. Hilmas, and William G. Fahrenholtz Unable to find an off-the-shelf system to test ceramics at temperatures up to 2,600°C, this team designed and built a system to do the job. meetings Meet ACerS president, Richard Brow ICACC’13 meeting guide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39 Meeting overview; Short course . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39 – page 3 Engineering Ceramics Division award winners . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40 Plenary speakers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40 Symposia schedule . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41 Hotel information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42 Exposition information and floor plan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44 Expo preview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45 Electronic Materials and Applications 2013 meeting guide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50 Program overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50 Plenary speakers. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51 Symposia schedule . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52 Schedule and events . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53 Hotel information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53 Correction: Incorrect contact information for Delkic & Associates was printed in the December 2012 research briefs ceramicSOURCE directory. The correct listing is: Multimaterials expanding options Delkic & Associates PO Box 1726 for multifunctional fiber optics Ponte Verde, FL 32004 (Credit: Tao et al.; IJAGS..) Phone: 904-285-0200 Fax: 904-273-1616 – page 17 American Ceramic Society Bulletin, Vol. 92, No. 1 | www.ceramics.org 1


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