September 20th, 2016 | by April Gocha, PhD
Researchers at Drexel University and Korea Institute of Science & Technology are working together to develop new materials into incredibly thin and lightweight films than can more effectively block electromagnetic radiation.
September 16th, 2016 | by April Gocha, PhD
Researchers at Rice University (Houston, Texas) aren’t missing out on graphene’s skeletal potential—using spark plasma sintering of graphene flakes, the researchers fabricated 3-D porous solids from that they say will make an excellent bone replacement material.
September 6th, 2016 | by April Gocha, PhD
Researchers at North Carolina State University, the National Institute of Standards and Technology, and Oak Ridge National Laboratory have devised a new method for characterizing materials that can more accurately predict crystallographic structures.
September 1st, 2016 | by April Gocha, PhD
ACerS member Valerie Wiesner, a materials engineer at NASA Glenn Research Center in Cleveland, Ohio, is one of the many scientists trying to fully unlock the potential of ceramic matrix composite materials.
August 26th, 2016 | by April Gocha, PhD
Researchers at North Dakota State University (Fargo, N.D.) in collaboration with Pacific Northwest National Lab (Richland, Wash.) have made important progress in an alternative strategy to incorporate silicon into the anodes of lithium-ion batteries: silicon nanowires.
August 9th, 2016 | by April Gocha, PhD
ACerS member and Fellow Nitin Padture penned one of three commentaries for a new aerospace-centered issue of Nature Materials. Padture’s article, “Advanced structural ceramics in aerospace propulsion,” details the vital role of advanced structural ceramics in ever-advancing vehicle propulsion systems.
August 9th, 2016 | by Stephanie Liverani
Rice University researchers (Houston, Texas) want to know what makes concrete stronger and tougher. And after analyzing more than 600 computer models of concrete’s inner matrix, they determined that both voids and particles are key players in giving the material its remarkable qualities.
July 28th, 2016 | by April Gocha, PhD
A team of scientists at Northwestern University has discovered that some ferroelectric materials are hiding a surprise. Layered perovskites don’t conform to conventional wisdom—instead, these materials completely turn off polarization if enough strain is applied to them.
July 26th, 2016 | by April Gocha, PhD
Scientists at the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology, Institute of Applied Physics of the Russian Academy of Sciences, and the company IRE-Polus have developed a ceramic-based laser that can has just the right wavelength to cut its way into key industries.
July 15th, 2016 | by April Gocha, PhD
Scientists at University of Kaiserslautern and Fraunhofer Institute for Physical Measurement Techniques in Kaiserslautern, Germany, have developed a technique that uses time of flight measurements from terahertz pulses to resolve individual layers within multilayered surfaces—now all the way down to 4 micrometers.