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.
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 Guest Editors
Prof. Sylvie ROSSIGNOL
University of Limoges, IRCER, 12 street of Atlantis, 87068 Limoges, France
Interests: Raw materials, clays, gels, silicate, geopolymer solid state chemistry
Dr. Gregor GLUTH
Bundesanstalt für Materialforschung und -prüfung (BAM), Division 7.4 Technology of Construction Materials, Unter den Eichen 87, 12205 Berlin, Germany
Interests: Alkali-activated cements, durability, deterioration mechanisms, raw materials
Open Ceramics, Editor-in-Chief
Prof. Paolo COLOMBO
University of Padova, Department Industrial Engineering, Padova, Italy
Special Issue Information
The discounted APC for articles submitted before 16 December 2020 is
$USD 1000 per Full-length and Review Articles
$USD 425 per Short Communication Article
Supplementary data or material related to the articles published in this Special Issue can be uploaded in Mendeley Data Repository https://data.mendeley.com/ or in other repositories listed here and referred to as indicated in the Guide for Authors of this journal.
Example of Reference to a dataset:
[dataset]  M. Oguro, S. Imahiro, S. Saito, T. Nakashizuka, Mortality data for Japanese oak wilt disease and surrounding forest compositions, Mendeley Data, v1, 2015. https://doi.org/10.17632/xwj98nb39r.1.