Discover how ceramic materials are used to support the latest energy applications
Dedicated to the innovative design and use of ceramic materials for energy applications, this issue brings readers up to date with some of the most important research discoveries and new and emerging applications in the field. Contributions come from the proceedings of three symposia as well as the European Union USA Engineering Ceramics Summit. The three symposia are:
- Ceramics for Electric Energy Generation, Storage, and Distribution
- Advanced Ceramics and Composites for Nuclear and Fusion Applications
- Advanced Materials and Technologies for Rechargeable Batteries
The symposia and summit took place in January 2012 during the 36th International Conference on Advanced Ceramics and Composites (ICACC) in Daytona Beach, Florida. These symposia and the European Union USA Engineering Ceramics Summit were all sponsored by The American Ceramic Society′s Engineering Ceramics Division. The symposium on Advanced Ceramics and Composites for Nuclear and Fusion Applications was cosponsored by The American Ceramic Society′s Nuclear & Environmental Technology Division.
Readers will find plenty of charts, tables, and illustrations throughout this issue to help them better understand core concepts and applications. Moreover, all the papers are extensively referenced.
This issue represents one of nine CESP issues published from the 36th ICACC meeting. ICACC is the world′s most prominent international meeting dedicated to advanced structural, functional, and nanoscopic ceramics, composites, and other emerging ceramic materials and technologies. ICACC has been organized each year by The American Ceramic Society and The American Ceramic Society′s Engineering Ceramics Division since 1977.
Analytical Techniques for Li–S Batteries 1Manu U. M. Patel, Rezan Demir Cakan, Mathieu Morcrette, Jean–Marie Tarascon, Mlran Gaberscek, and Robert Dominko
Three New Approaches using Silicon in Three Valuable Energy Applications 11John Carberry
Processing of Inert SiC Matrix with TRISO Coated Fuel by Liquid Phase Sintering 25Kazuya Shimoda, Tatsuya Hinoki, Kurt A. Terrani, Lance L. Snead, and Yutai Katoh
SiC–Coated HTR Fuel Particle Performance 33Michael J. Kania, Heinz Nabielek, and Karl Verfondem
Study of the Silicon Carbide Matrix Elaboration by Film Boiling Process 71Aurelie Serre, Joelle Blein, Yannick Pierre, Patrick David, Fabienne Audubert, Sylvie Bonnamy, and Eric Bruneton
Processing of Ultrafine Beta–Silicon Carbide Powder by Silicon–Carbon Reaction 85S. Sonak, S. Ramanathan, and A. K. Suri
Characterization of Failure Behavior of Silicon Carbide Composites by Acoustic Emission 95Takashi Nozawa, Kazumi Ozawa, and Hiroyasu Tanigawa
Recession of Silicon Carbide in Steam under Nuclear Plant LOCA Conditions up to 1400 °C 111Greg Markham, Rodney Hall, and Herbert Feinroth
The Effect of Temperature and Uniaxial Pressure on the Densification Behavior of Silica Aerogel Granules 121J. Matyäs, M. J. Robinson, and G. E. Fryxell
Microstructural Analysis of Nuclear Grade Graphite Materials 133Kentaro Takizawa, Toshiaki Fukuda, Akira Kondo, Yutai Katoh, and G. E. Jellison
A Model for Simulation of Coupled Microstructural and Compositional Evolution 145Veena Tikare, Eric R. Homer, and Elizabeth A. Holm
Characterisation of Corrosion of Nuclear Metal Wastes Encapsulated in Magnesium Silicate Hydrate (MSH) Cement 159Tingting Zhang, Chris Cheeseman, and Luc J. Vandeperre
Impact of Uranium and Thorium on High Ti02 Concentration Nuclear Waste Glasses 169Kevin M. Fox and Thomas B. Edwards
Author Index 181