Special Issue "Ceramic Conductors"

A special issue of Crystals (ISSN 2073-4352).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 February 2018

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Maria Gazda

Gdansk University of Technology, Faculty of Applied Physics and Mathematics, Department of Solid State Physics, Narutowicza 11/12, 80-233 Gdansk, Poland
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Interests: proton conducting ceramics; mixed electron-ion conductrs; perovskites; high-temperature superconductors; X-ray diffraction
Guest Editor
Dr. Aleksandra Mielewczyk-Gryń

Gdansk University of Technology, Faculty of Applied Physics and Mathematics, Department of Solid State Physics, Narutowicza 11/12, 80-233 Gdansk, Poland
Interests: proton conducting ceramics; mixed electron-ion conductrs; RE niobates; defect chemistry; thermal analysis

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Ceramics is traditionally considered as electrically insulating; however, several groups of modern advanced ceramics are conductors of electric current. Among them, there are high-temperature superconductors, metal-like conducting ceramics, semiconductors, as well as ionically conducting ceramics. The electric and electrochemical properties of conducting ceramics, apart from chemical composition, may depend strongly on their micro/nanostructure, porosity, defect interaction, redox processes, atmosphere composition, etc. Therefore, their properties may be modified through both the powder fabrication and its densification and shaping into products. Moreover, many ceramic materials undergo structural phase transitions. The variety of phenomena related to charge transport in ceramics render them very interesting for practical applications. Indeed, conducting ceramics has been applied in superconducting electromagnets, gas sensors, solid oxide fuel cells, batteries, varistors, memory cells, and other electroceramic devices.

The Special Issue on “Conducting Ceramics” is intended to provide a unique interdisciplinary international forum aimed at presenting and discussion of results concerning fabrication, characterization and properties of conducting ceramics as well as characterization of devices based on conducting ceramics. Scientists working in a wide range of disciplines are invited to contribute to this issue.

Examples of the topics which may be included in the Special Issue on “Conducting Ceramics” are listed under the keywords.

Prof. Dr. Maria Gazda
Dr. Aleksandra Mielewczyk-Gryń
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • Electronic conductivity and superconductivity of ceramics
  • Ionic ceramic conductors
  • Mixed ceramic conductors
  • Fabrication and shaping of conducting ceramics
  • Electroceramic devices

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