Special Issue "Functional Ceramics for Energy Applications"
A special issue of Ceramics (ISSN 2571-6131).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (1 September 2018).
Interests: lead-free ferroelectrics; piezoelectricity; ferroelasticity; fracture of ferroelectrics; relaxors; single crystal ferroelectrics
Interests: ceramics processing; chemical solution deposition; phase transitions; piezoelectric ceramics; ferroelastic ceramics; solid state ionic conductors; thermodynamics
Interests: powder synthesis; sol-gel; sintering; texturing; microstructural development; piezoelectrics; thermoelectrics; ionic conductors
Functional materials are generally characterized as materials possessing particular intrinsic properties and functions, such as ferroelectricity, piezoelectricity, magnetism, ionic conductivity, or catalytic activity. A major part of functional materials is also classified as ceramic materials, which are of paramount importance for numerous applications such as piezoelectric transducers and oxygen-separation membranes. Although the compositional engineering of functional materials is, in most cases, still dominated by work on bulk materials, current research also focuses on the development of thin films, as well as other more sophisticated forms.
This Special Issue aims to cover research of relevance to functional ceramics for energy applications. Focus will be on novel processing techniques related, in particular, to applications in energy harvesting, conversion, or storage. The scope of this Special Issue includes, without being limited to, the following themes: Processing methods and technologies, proofs of principle of devices, characterization of functional properties, and compositional engineering of functional ceramics. Contributions that provide an overview of the status of sub-groups of functional ceramics are also welcome.Prof. Dr. Kyle G. Webber
Prof. Dr. Tor Grande
Prof. Dr. Mari-Ann Einarsrud
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- Functional properties
- Ferroic properties
- Electrical conductivity
- Optical properties
- Ionic conductivity
- Mixed ionic-electronic conductivity