Currently, the market for electroceramics for energy conversion and storage is dominated by BaTiO3 (BT) and Pb(Zr,Ti)O3 (PZT). BaTiO3 is mainly utilized in dielectric applications in multilayer ceramic capacitors (MLCCs), produced in trillions of parts per year. Whereas PZT is the basis for pyro-, piezo- and ferroelectric application, as well as novel energy storage technology at the antiferroelectric/ferroelectric (AFE/FE) phase boundary within the PZT phase diagram. However, the increasing trend of environmental awareness, further miniaturisation and integration of electronic devices is demanding new, sustainable and improved electroceramics.
The understanding and integrating of electroceramics into products requires a truly multidisciplinary approach, which combines the principles across many areas of physical science and engineering. Electroceramics are going to play an even more influential role with the rapid development of mobile communications, internet of things, big data revolutions, etc. which are dependent on integrated hardware platforms that combine processors, sensors, actuators, independent energy sources, etc. Exciting innovations and developments in the area of electronic materials are necessary in the coming years to advance these ground breaking technologies.
This Research Topic on advanced electroceramics for energy conversion and storage will intend to provide a recent progress and discovery on the science, engineering, and technology of electroceramic materials and devices, with the emphasis on energy conversion and storage. The Research Topic welcomes submissions in a list of themes including but not limited to:
• Dielectric ceramics for energy storage
• Ion conductors for solid oxide fuel cell
• Piezoelectric and ferroelectric ceramics
• Electrocaloric and thermoelectric ceramics
• Magnetocaloric and magnetoelectric ceramics
• Microwave dielectric ceramics
• Electroceramics in electronic devices
• Theory, modeling and simulation of electroceramics and devices
We accept Original Research, Reviews, Mini Reviews and Perspectives to this Research Topic.
Keywords: dielectrics, piezoelectrics, ferroelectrics, ion conductors, magnetic ceramics
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