Ceramics for Smart Systems Group
The Ceramics for Smart Systems group, CSS, belong to the Department of Electroceramics at the Instituto de Cerámica y Vidrio, CSIC. The working group is composed of 2 staff researchers, 1 staff Technical, 6 Junior Researchers and 3 PhD Students.
The CSS group main objective is the design and development of electroceramics, as well as their integration into advanced systems. The group is founded in an extended experience in microstructure control and its relationship with the ceramic material properties. The search of electroceramics is mainly focused on their application in “Smart Systems”, using the wide variety of ceramic materials with electrical-electronic-magnetic properties: ferroelectrics, piezoelectrics, insulators, dielectrics, semiconductors and also “traditional ceramics”. These working lines are based on the development of new knowledge, from the materials point of view, the processing and the discovery of new functionalities with a deeper knowledge of the involved physical and chemical phenomena. Working lines pursuit a thorough development of new materials, functionalities and implantation of advanced technologies.