Developments in Strategic Materials: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings / Edition 1

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This volume provides a one-stop resource, compiling current research on developments in strategic materials. It is a collection of papers from The American Ceramic Society s 32nd International Conference on Advanced Ceramics and Composites, January 27-February 1, 2008. Papers included in this issue come from five symposia: "Thermoelectric Materials for Power Conversion;" "Basic Science of Multifunctional Ceramics;" "Science of Ceramic Interfaces;" "Geopolymers;" and "Materials for Solid State Lighting." This is a valuable, up-to-date resource for researchers working in the field.

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Developments in Oxynitride Glasses: Formation, Properties andCrystallization (Stuart Hampshire).


Thermoelectric Properties of Ge Doped In,O, (David Berardan,Emmanuel Guilrneau, Antoine Maignan, and Bernard Raveau).

Transition Metal Oxides for Thermoelectric Generation (J.P.Doumerc, M. Blangero, M. Pollet, D. Carlier, J. Darriet. C. Delmas,and R. Decourt).

Deformation and Texture Behaviors of Co-Oxides with MisfitStructure under High Temperature Compression* (Hiroshi Fukutomi,Kazuto Okayasu, Yoshirni Konno, Eisuke lguchi andHiroshi Nakatsugawa).

Fabrication of High-Performance Thermoelectric ModulesConsisting of Oxide Materials (Ryoji Funahashi, Saori Urata. andAtsuko Kosuga).

Influence of Grain Boundary on Textured Al-ZnO (YoshiakiKinemuchi, Hisashi Kaga. Satoshi Tanaka, Keizo Uematsu, HiromiNakano, and Koji Watari).

Evaluation on Thermo-Mechanical Integrity of ThermoelectricModule for Heat Recovery at Low Temperature (YujiroNakatani, Takahiko Shindo, Kengo Wakamatsu, Takehisa Hino, TakashiOhishi, Haruo Matsumuro, and Yoshiyasu ltoh).

Transport Properties of Sn,P,Br, and Sn,,Zn,P,,Br, (Stevce Stefanoski, Andrei V. Shevelkov, andGeorge S. Nolas).

Temperature Impact on Electrical Conductivity And DielectricProperties of HCI Doped Polyaniline (Shuo Chen, Weiping Li,Shunhua Liu, William J. Craft, and David Y. Song).


Preparation of Ceramic Foams from Metakaolin-Based GeopolymerGels (J.L. Bell and W.M. Kriven).

Preparation of Photocatalytic Layers Based onGeopolymer (Z. Cerny, I. Jakubec, P. Bezdicka, V. Stengl,and P. Roubicek).

Characterization of Raw Clay Materials in Serbia 0.063mm SievedResidues (Snefana Devic, Milica Arsenovic and BrankoZivanCevic).

Fireproof Coatings on the Basis of Alkaline Aluminum SilicateSystems (P.V. Krivenko, Ye.K. Pushkareva, M.V. Sukhanevich,and S.G. Guziy).

Determining the Elastic Properties of Geopolymers UsingNondestructive Ultrasonic Techniques (Joseph Lawson,Benjamin Varela, Raj S. Pai Panandiker, and MariaHelguera).

Bi-Axial Four Points Flexural and Compressive Strength ofGeopolymer Materials Based Na20-K,O-A1,O3-SiO2 Systems (C.Leonelli, E. Kamseu, and V.M. Sglavo).

A Study on Alkaline Dissolution and Geopolymerisation ofHellenic Fly Ash (Ch. Panagiotopoulou, T. Perraki, S.Tsivilis, N. Skordaki, and G. Kakali).

Role of Oxide Ratios on Engineering Performance of Fly-AshGeopolymer Binder Systems (Kwesi Sagoe-Crentsi).

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