Special issue - Conductivity in ceramics: from fundamentals to energy applications

Open Ceramics, the official, peer-reviewed, Open Access journal of the European Ceramic Society, published by Elsevier, invites research and review articles to be published in a special issue “Conductivity in ceramics: from fundamentals to energy applications.”

Living in a changing environment has led to a revised ecological awareness all over the world. Improving energy efficiency and accessing sustainable energy sources are among the most important tasks for the future. Besides the renewable generation and storage of electricity and its conversion in chemical energy carriers, electrification of industry in various sectors including chemistry is a major challenge. Materials Science enabling novel technologies will be a key to success. Aforementioned future applications require functional ceramics with a wide range of very specific conductivity properties. Conducted species can be ions of gaseous reactants (O2, H2, CO2) as e.g. in fuel/electrolysis cells, alkaline ions (Li, Na) as e.g. in batteries, as well as mixed ionic electronic conductors, e.g. in membrane reactors or electrodes. Although often not visible for the public, functional ceramics are essential for future energy applications. For successful and long-term reliable implementation, multiple perspectives are needed, from atomistic to macroscopic scale involving modelling and simulation as well as materials synthesis, component processing and characterization on all scales.

Open Ceramics with its special issue “Conductivity in ceramics: from fundamentals to applications”, thus, welcomes novel contributions on recent developments in the field of conductive ceramic materials, including fundamentals, such as defect chemistry, intrinsic conducting properties, and structure-property relationships of polycrystalline samples, processing of conducting ceramics to components, often multi-layer composites, as well as application-oriented testing and operation.

We kindly invite you to submit your work to contribute to this special issue.

Deadline for manuscript submission: December 31st, 2021.

Special Issue Guest Editors

Dr. Wolfgang Rheinheimer Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH, Institute of Energy and Climate Research, Materials Synthesis and Processing (IEK-1), Wilhelm-Johnen-Straße, 52428 Jülich, Germany Dr. Stefan Baumann Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH, Institute of Energy and Climate Research, Materials Synthesis and Processing (IEK-1), Wilhelm-Johnen-Straße, 52428 Jülich, Germany Dr. Till Frömling TU Darmstadt, Nonmetallic-Inorganic Materials, Alarich-Weiss-Straße 2, 64287 Darmstadt, Germany

Open Ceramics, Editor-in-Chief

Prof. -Ing. Paolo Colombo

University of Padova, Department Industrial Engineering, Via Marzolo 9, 35131 Padova, Italy and The Pennsylvania State University, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, University Park, PA 16802, USA

Special Issue Information:

We are pleased to inform you that this Special Issue will waive the APC (Article Publishing Charge) until 31st October 2021. This will be applicable for any submissions received before this date, which are accepted for publication after peer review.

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