International Journal of Applied Ceramic Technology

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Edited By: Hua-Tay Lin and Monica Ferraris

Impact Factor: 1.534

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2015: 6/27 (Materials Science Ceramics)

Online ISSN: 1744-7402

Associated Title(s): International Journal of Applied Glass Science, Journal of the American Ceramic Society

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Low-Temperature Sintering and Microwave Dielectric Properties of Li2ATi3O8 (A=Mg, Zn) Ceramics
George, Sumesh; Sebastian, Mailadil Thomas

New temperature-stable low-loss ceramic–glass composites based on Li2ATi3O8 (A=Mg, Zn) ceramics have been prepared by the conventional solid-state ceramic route. The effect of lithium magnesium zinc borosilicate (LMZBS) glass addition on the sinterability, phase purity, microstructure, and microwave dielectric properties of Li2MgTi3O8 (LMT) and Li2ZnTi3O8 (LZT) dielectric ceramics has been investigated for low-temperature co-fired ceramic applications. Read the entire abstract.

Volume 8, Issue 6, pages 1400 - 1407, November/December 2011

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Anisotropy of the Mechanical and Thermoelectric Properties of Hot-Pressed Single-Layer and Multilayer Thick Ca3Co4O9 Ceramics
Kenfaui, Driss; Chateigner, Daniel; Gomina, Moussa; et al.

Ca3Co4O9 (349) thermoelectric (TE) ceramics were prepared by hot-pressing (HP) process under various stress levels up to 30 MPa. Microstructure investigations have revealed strong enhancements of the bulk density and the texture strength, and a remarkable decrease of the in-plane grain boundary density as the HP stress, σ, is increased. The mechanical properties obtained from nanoindentation and three-point bending tests, and the TE properties were correlated to the microstructure.Read the entire abstract.

Volume 8, Issue 1, pages 214 - 226, January/February 2011

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The Enhanced Low-Voltage Cathodoluminescent Properties of Spherical Y2O3:Eu3+ Phosphors Coated with In2O3 and its Application to Field-Emission Displays
Zhang, Mingchang; Wang, Xiaojun; Ding, Hui; et al.

Dispersed and spherical Y2O3:Eu3+ red phosphor particles were prepared by the urea homogeneous precipitation method. In2O3 nanoparticles were successfully coated on the surface of the phosphor. Phase compositions, morphologies, photoluminescence (PL) spectra, and cathodoluminescence (CL) properties of Y2O3:Eu3+ phosphors before and after In2O3 coating were examined. Read the entire abstract.

Volume 8, Issue 4, pages 752 - 758, July/August 2011

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Sputtering and Pulsed Laser Deposition for Near- and Mid-Infrared Applications: A Comparative Study of Ge25Sb10S65 and Ge25Sb10Se65 Amorphous Thin Films
Nazabal, Virginie; Charpentier, Frederic; Adam, Jean-Luc; et al.

The deposition of Ge25Sb10S65 and Ge25Sb10Se65 amorphous chalcogenide thin films was performed by radio-frequency magnetron sputtering and pulsed laser deposition technique. The deposited layers were characterized by studying their morphology, topography, chemical composition, structure, and optical functions permitting a direct comparison of two deposition methods for obtaining attractive amorphous chalcogenide films. Read the entire abstract.

Volume 8, Issue 5, pages 990 - 1000, September/October 2011

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Electrophoretic Deposition of Ceramic Nanoparticles
Wu, Kangmin; Zhitomirsky, Igor

An electrophoretic deposition (EPD) method has been developed for the deposition of nanostructured zinc oxide (ZnO) and TiO2 films. It was shown that the stabilization and charging of the nanoparticles in suspensions can be achieved using organic molecules, such as dopamine and alizarin yellow (AY) dye, which were adsorbed on the oxide nanoparticles. Fourier-transform infrared spectroscopy investigations showed that the adsorption mechanism is based on the complexation of metal ions at the surfaces of oxide nanoparticles. Cationic dopamine additive was used for the formation of deposits by cathodic EPD. Read the entire abstract.

Volume 8, Issue 4, pages 920 - 927, July/August 2011

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Microstructural Characterization of a C-f/ZrC Composite Manufactured by Reactive Melt Infiltration
Zou, Linhua; Wali, Natalie; Yang, Jenn-Ming; et al.

The microstructure of a carbon fiber-reinforced ZrC matrix composite, Cf/ZrC, manufactured by reactive melt infiltration (RMI) was characterized by optical microscopy, X-ray diffraction, scanning electron microscopy, electron backscattering diffraction (EBSD), and transmission electron microscopy. Characterization results revealed a heterogeneous microstructure typical of composites processed by RMI. The major features that were observed include ZrC single crystals in the matrix, Zr–ZrC eutectic phase, and the fiber/matrix interface. Read the entire abstract.

Volume 8, Issue 2, pages 329 - 341, March 2011

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Single- and Multilayered Interphases in SiC/SiC Composites Exposed to Severe Environmental Conditions: An Overview
Roger R. Naslain, René J.-F. Pailler, Jacques L. Lamon

Pyrocarbon (PyC), the common interphase for SiC/SiC, is not stable under severe environmental conditions. It could be replaced by boron nitride more resistant to oxidation but poorly compatible with nuclear applications. Other materials, such as ternary carbides seem promising but their use in SiC/SiC has not been demonstrated. The most efficient way to improve the behavior of PyC interphase in severe environments is to replace part of PyC by a material displaying a better compatibility, such as SiC itself. Read the entire abstract.

Volume 7, Issue 3, pages 263–275, May/June 2010

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Ablation Resistance of Different Coating Structures for C/ZrB2–SiC Composites Under Oxyacetylene Torch Flame
Houbu Li, Litong Zhang, Laifei Cheng, Yiguang Wang

C/ZrB2–SiC composites were fabricated by polymer infiltration and pyrolysis combined with slurry impregnation method. Three kinds of coating structures for these composites were applied in order to improve their ablation resistance: pure silicon carbide coatings, ZrB2–SiC mixture coatings, and ZrC–SiC alternating multilayer coatings. The ablation experiments were carried out on an oxyacetylene torch flame with a temperature of about 3000°C. The ZrC–SiC alternating multilayer showed the best ablation resistance. Read the entire abstract.

Volume 6, Issue 2, pages 145–150, March 2009

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Grafting of 2-Hydroxypropyl-β-Cyclodextrin on Gum Arabic-Modified Iron Oxide Nanoparticles as a Magnetic Carrier for Targeted Delivery of Hydrophobic Anticancer Drug
Shashwat S. Banerjee, Dong-Hwang Chen

A new magnetic nanocarrier for the targeted delivery of hydrophobic drugs was developed by modifying magnetic nanoparticles with gum arabic and grafting with 2-hydroxypropyl-cyclodextrins (HCD) using hexamethylene diisocyanate (HMDI) as a linker. The size, hydrodynamic diameter, and grafting of HCD were characterized. The resultant magnetic nanocarrier exhibited an excellent capability to load all-trans-retinoic acid (ATRA), an anticancer agent. Read the entire abstract.

Volume 7, Issue 1, pages 111–118, January/February 2010

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