## Abstract

Ceramics are usually thought of as electrical insulators, and indeed a great many of them are. Since the first uses of electricity, it has been necessary to have good electrical insulators to isolate current-carrying wires. The expansion of the electrical industry and, in particular, the use of the electric telegraph required enormous numbers of porcelain insulators for telegraph poles. From 1888, ceramics based on steatite began to be used for the same purpose. Today, ceramics are still used to provide insulating supports in the power lines that crisscross the country.

## Keywords

Fuel Cell Grain Boundary Solid Oxide Fuel Cell Cooper Pair Negative Temperature Coefficient
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## JOURNALS

*Journal of Electronic Materials*published by ASMGoogle Scholar*Journal of Materials Science: Materials in Electronics*and*J Mater Sci*published by SpringerGoogle Scholar

*Solid State Ionics*. An international journal published by ElsevierGoogle Scholar

## JOURNALS DEVOTED TO SUPERCONDUCTIVITY AND ITS APPLICATIONS

- The field of high-temperature superconductivity experienced unprecedented growth during the late seventies and eighties. The important aspects of much of that research have been compiled in several books. Even so the field is still producing new developments, although of a much more incremental nature, and journals are the best place to find out what is happening. The following journals deal exclusively with superconductivity.Google Scholar
*Physica C*published by ElsevierGoogle Scholar*Journal of Superconductivity*since January 2006 renamed as*Journal of Superconductivity and Novel Magnetism*published by SpringerGoogle Scholar*Superconductor Science and Technology*published by IOPGoogle Scholar

## OTHER JOURNALS REPORTING DEVELOPMENTS IN HTSC

- Many other journals have regular contributions in the area of HTSC. The major resources are listed below.Google Scholar
*Journal of Applied Physics*published by the American Institute of Physics (AIP)Google Scholar*Applied Physics Letters*also published by AIP. Consists of three page papers covering important developments in applied physics. A repository for many of the early papers covering processing of HTSC films.Google Scholar*Physical Review B*,*Physical Review Letters*,*Japanese J. of Applied Physics*,*J. Materials Science: Materials in Electronics*.Google Scholar

## WWW

- www.eaglepicher.com/. EaglePicher Technologies, LLC is the company leading the ARPA-E Na-S battery program.

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