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Advanced Materials for Sustainable Developments: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 31, Issue 9

Hua-Tay Lin (Editor), Andrew L. Gyekenyesi (Editor), Linan An (Editor)
ISBN: 978-0-470-59474-2
150 pages
October 2010
Advanced Materials for Sustainable Developments: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 31, Issue 9 (0470594748) cover image
Contributions from three symposia that were part of the 34th International Conference on Advanced Ceramics and Composites (ICACC), in Daytona Beach, FL, January 24-29, 2010 are presented in this volume. The broad range of topics is captured by the symposia titles, which are listed as follows: International Symposium on Ceramics for Electric Energy Generation, Storage, and Distribution (debuted in 2010); Thermal Management Materials and Technologies (debuted in 2010); and lastly, and Advanced Sensor Technology, Developments and Applications (debuted in 2010). These new symposia emerged during this ICACC meeting due to community growth and interest, and thus each of these subject areas were established as stand-alone symposia. 

 

The current volume represents 15 contributions from the above listed symposia that embody the latest developments in engineering ceramics for energy technologies, thermal management utilizing either highly conductive or insulating materials, as well as advances regarding the utilization of ceramics for sensors.  

 

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Preface vii

Introduction ix

Dye-Sensitized Solar Cell Based on Anodic Ti02 Nanotubes Produced from Anodization in Fluoride-Free Electrolyte 1
Narges F. Fahim and Tohru Sekino

Self-Propagating High-Temperature Synthesis of Calcium Cobaltate Thermoelectric Powders 15
Sidney Lin, Jiri Selig, Dan F. Smith, Hua-Tay Lin, and Hsin Wang

Effect of Rare-Earth Doping on Thermoelectric Properties of Porous SiC Synthesized by Silicon Carbonization Technique 25
Yusuke Yamamoto, Hiroshi Mabuchi, and Toshiyuki Matsui

Powder Synthesis, Characterization and Sintering Behavior of Lithium Titanate 33
Srinivasan Ramanathan

Processing of Titania Nanoceramics Via Conventional Sintering, Two-Step Sintering and Two-Step Sintering Assisted by Phase Transformation 41
Zohreh Razavi Hesabi and Mehdi Mazaheri

Strength of N- and P-Type Skutterudites 49
A. A. Wereszczak, M. E. Ragan, K. T. Strong, Jr., P. J. Ritt, H. Wang, J. R. Salvador, and J. Yang

Graphite and Ceramic Coated Particles for the HTR 61
Heinz Nabielek and Mark Mitchell

Development and Characterization of High Conductivity Graphite Foams for Thermal Management Applications 75
A. L. Gyekenyesi, M. Singh, C. E. Smith, P. G. Stansberry, M. K. Alam, and D. L. Vrable

Integration of Graphite Foams to Titanium for Thermal Management Applications 83
M. Singh, Rajiv Asthana, C. E. Smith, and A. L. Gyekenyesi

Fabrication of Novel Heat Insulator using Porous Ceramics Materials 91
Kazuma Kugimiya, Mitsue Ogawa, and Hideaki Matsubara

Detection and Classification of Gaseous Compounds by Solid Electrolyte Cyclic Voltammetry Sensors 99
Grzegorz Jasinski

Wireless Chemical Sensor for Combustion Species at High Temperatures using 4H-SÍC 109
Geunsik Lim and Aravinda Kar

High Temperature Acoustic Wave Gas Sensor using Langasite Crystal Resonator 119
Hongbin Cheng, Lifeng Qin, and Qing-Ming Wang

Synthesis of (La,Nd):Y203 and (La,Yb):Y203 Laser Ceramics and Their Optical Properties 125
Yihua Huang and Dongliang Jiang

Metal Oxide Nanoelectrodes for Environmental Sensors—ZnO Rods and Particulate Films 131
Yoshitake Masuda, Dewei Chu, Xiulan Hu, Tatsuki Ohji, Kazumi Kato, Masako Ajimi, Makoto Bekki, and Shuji Sonezaki

Author Index 139

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"The current volume represents 15 contributions from the above listed symposia that embody the latest developments in engineering ceramics for energy technologies, thermal management utilizing either highly conductive or insulating materials, as well as advances regarding the utilization of ceramics for sensors." (PR-Inside.com, 28 February 2011)
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by Sanjay Mathur (Volume Editor), Tatsuki Ohji (Volume Editor)
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