January 17th, 2017 | by April Gocha, PhD
Researchers at the University of Maryland have designed a way to insert an ultrathin layer of aluminum oxide in between a garnet ceramic electrolyte and electrodes of solid-state batteries, decreasing impedance by 300-fold and allowing the energy to flow.
January 13th, 2017 | by April Gocha, PhD
Researchers at Imperial College London have discovered that hafnium carbide and tantalum carbide have some of the highest melting points of any measured materials—making these ultra-high temperature ceramics potentially perfect for use in extreme environments, such as on hypersonic vehicles that soar through space.
January 11th, 2017 | by April Gocha, PhD
Engineers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Cambridge, Mass.) have figured out the key to building strong yet light 3-D structures from graphene.
January 2nd, 2017 | by April Gocha, PhD
With over 50 standards on test methods, practices, guides, terminology, and specification for advanced ceramics under its jurisdiction, Committee C28 is proud to hold its first meetings of the year in conjunction with ACerS in January 2017.
December 28th, 2016 | by April Gocha, PhD
A new video from the American Chemical Society’s Reaction series details the complex chemical processes behind one of the world’s most popular drugs, alcohol.
December 20th, 2016 | by April Gocha, PhD
A team of Northwestern University researchers has developed a sleek new microfluidic wearable sensor that can measure sweat in situ to provide a real-time readout of exercise fitness.
December 13th, 2016 | by April Gocha, PhD
Researchers at Forschungszentrum Jülich in Germany have developed a significantly improved stable ceramic hydrogen separation membrane that can enable a hydrogen flow rate that is nearly double that of other separation membranes.
December 9th, 2016 | by April Gocha, PhD
A special Canadian laboratory called WinterLab reports that, when put to a special scientific test, 90% of winter boots fail in their ability to prevent slipping in icy conditions.
December 7th, 2016 | by April Gocha, PhD
Researchers at California Institute of Technology report that, using directed evolution, they have convinced bacteria to biologically produce carbon–silicon bonds much more efficiently than synthetically catalyzed chemical reactions.
November 22nd, 2016 | by April Gocha, PhD
A few weeks ago, a popular Australian online fashion retailer called Showpo posted a video on its Facebook page that seemed to debut a magically color-changing dress—but is such a dress really possible?