Special Issue on Alkali-activated and geopolymer materials in ceramics and various applications

Geopolymers and related alkali-activated materials have emerged as a complement, and partly as an alternative, to traditional materials in various applications (traditional ceramics, energy saving, waste management, building construction …). These new materials can have an important role in mitigating climate change and promoting a circular economy, and inter alia for this reason they are actively researched in many laboratories around the world.

Dear colleagues,
Geopolymers and related alkali-activated materials have emerged as a complement, and partly as an alternative, to traditional materials in various applications (traditional ceramics, energy saving, waste management, building construction …). These new materials can have an important role in mitigating climate change and promoting a circular economy, and inter alia for this reason they are actively researched in many laboratories around the world.

Open Ceramics, the official, peer-reviewed, Open Access journal of the European Ceramic Society, published by Elsevier, is dedicated to foster this research and is compiling a Special Issue with the title “Alkali-activated and geopolymer materials in ceramics and various applications”. The scope of this Special Issue is to promote new applications, potential raw materials, and a better understanding of the chemical and mechanical behavior of these materials. We kindly invite you to contribute to this project.

Deadline for manuscript submission: 30 November 2020. 

Special Issue on “Advances in Additive Manufacturing of Ceramics”

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 “Advances in Additive Manufacturing of Ceramics.”

Recently, additive manufacturing of ceramics has achieved an adequate level of maturity to be transferred from laboratories to industrial applications. At the same time, research is progressing to expand the boundaries of this field into the territory of novel materials and applications.

With this feature issue, the editors aim at gathering contributions that address current progress in additive manufacturing of ceramics, either aiming at improving the acceptance of existing technologies or at developing novel technologies and materials for future applications.

With this Special Issue, Open Ceramics welcomes novel contributions on recent developments in the field of the additive manufacturing of ceramic materials, including:

• Novel technologies and technology developments for the additive manufacturing of ceramics;
• Upscaling and industrialization of additive manufacturing technologies in the ceramic industry;
• Characterization of ceramics produced by additive manufacturing, with a focus on the relationships between process, structure and properties;
• Novel applications of functional ceramics shaped by additive manufacturing, including electro and piezoceramics;
• Additive manufacturing of bio-ceramic materials and scaffolds for biomedical applications;
• Shaping of ceramic-based multi-materials by additive manufacturing;
• Shaping of ceramic-matrix-composites by additive manufacturing;
• Additive manufacturing of inorganic materials, including alkali-activated materials, geopolymers and cement binders;
• Alternative materials and feedstocks for the additive manufacturing of ceramics, including polymer-derived ceramics and sol-gel approaches, including hybrid materials;
• Simulation of additive manufacturing processes related to ceramics;
• Topology optimization and design for additive manufacturing related to ceramic components.

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

Submissions from the Europe Makes Ceramics and the young Ceramists Additive Manufacturing (yCAM) networks of the European Ceramic Society are particularly encouraged.

Deadline for manuscript submission: September 30th, 2020.