Challenges in ceramic science: A report from the workshop on emerging research areas in ceramic science

Gregory S. Rohrer, Mario Affatigato, Monika Backhaus, Rajendra K. Bordia, Helen M. Chan, Stefano Curtarolo, Alex Demkov, James N. Eckstein, Katherine T. Faber, Javier E. Garay, Yury Gogotsi, Liping Huang, Linda E. Jones, Sergei V. Kalinin, Robert J. Lad, Carlos G. Levi, Jeremy Levy, Jon Paul Maria, Louis Mattos, Alexandra NavrotskyNina Orlovskaya, Carlo Pantano, Jonathan F. Stebbins, T. S. Sudarshan, Toshihiko Tani, K. Scott Weil

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In March 2012, a group of researchers met to discuss emerging topics in ceramic science and to identify grand challenges in the field. By the end of the workshop, the group reached a consensus on eight challenges for the future:-understanding rare events in ceramic microstructures, understanding the phase-like behavior of interfaces, predicting and controlling heterogeneous microstructures with unprecedented functionalities, controlling the properties of oxide electronics, understanding defects in the vicinity of interfaces, controlling ceramics far from equilibrium, accelerating the development of new ceramic materials, and harnessing order within disorder in glasses. This paper reports the outcomes of the workshop and provides descriptions of these challenges.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3699-3712
Number of pages14
JournalJournal of the American Ceramic Society
Issue number12
StatePublished - Dec 2012

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Materials Chemistry


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