Special Issue "Electroceramic Materials"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 September 2020.
Interests: multiferroics, ferroelectrics, piezoelectrics, energy storage, ceramics, microwave resonators, NTC thermistors, thermoelectrics, sensors, actuators, semiconductor oxides, photoferroelectrics, perovskite oxides, lead free ceramics, AC impedance, electron microscopy, processing of ceramics
Electroceramics are at the heart of modern electronics because they afford an unmatchable range of electrical, magnetic and optical properties, which underpin the deployment of new technologies. Indeed, nowadays electroceramics are ubiquitous in the technical, scientific, industrial and consumer arenas. Nevertheless, the ever increasing trend towards further miniaturisation of electronic devices is demanding new and improved electroceramics. Simultaneously, in response to raw materials scarcity and environmental concerns research into electroceramics has been forced to take a more sustainable path. Innovative processing and manufacture of electroceramics has also seen extraordinary advances, with the deployment of complex structures with novel combinations of materials, to create innovative products for both the consumer and industrial markets. In a foreseeable future, developments in the electroceramics field can be expected to be driven by implementation of multiscale modelling for optimal design. In particular tailoring of the local structure may enable new functionalities. These three factors have promoted a good wealth of fundamental and applied research into ceramics materials with potential to meet stringent requirements placed by technological areas ranging from wireless communication, energy storage, sensors and actuators, just to mention a few.Dr. Antonio Feteira
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- Pb-free piezoelectrics
- ceramic microwave resonators
- energy storage
- local structure
- ionic conductors