September 19th, 2017 | by April Gocha, PhD
Scientists at the University of California, San Diego have developed a method called water-assisted flash sintering that can densify powders to 98% of theoretical density in just 30 seconds. Their method takes place at room temperature and requires no external heating.
September 12th, 2017 | by April Gocha, PhD
Researchers at Jožef Stefan Institute (Ljubljana, Slovenia), the National Institute of Chemistry (Ljubljana, Slovenia), and Stockholm University (Stockholm, Sweden) have developed a new method to rapidly and evenly densify nanoceramics, offering incredible potential to save a lot of time and energy in sintering processes.
September 8th, 2017 | by April Gocha, PhD
A team led by researchers at the University of California, Davis has published new research showing that diffusion isn’t the only consideration when it comes to controlling grain growth.
September 7th, 2017 | by Faye Oney
A partnership between a research laboratory and a manufacturer has resulted in a new thermochromic window material that would save energy and automatically change its tint based on temperature.
September 1st, 2017 | by April Gocha, PhD
Scientists at ITMO University in Russia recently developed a scalable method of printing europium-doped zirconia nanoparticles into beautifully glowing security holograms that could secure the authenticity of printed documents and more.
August 29th, 2017 | by April Gocha, PhD
An international group of researchers has a clear idea for a solution to deliver noninvasive ultrasound brain treatment to patients—a transparent ceramic window implanted into the skull that would allow continued ultrasonic therapy delivered directly to the brain.
August 22nd, 2017 | by April Gocha, PhD
According to a laboratory compositional analysis, the elemental recipe for a 129-g Apple iPhone includes about 24.1% aluminum, 15.4% carbon, 14.4% iron, and 14.5% oxygen by weight. And altogether, that pile of smartphone powder—ground from a $700 device—has a raw elemental value of about $1.03.
August 17th, 2017 | by April Gocha, PhD
The September 2017 issue of the ACerS Bulletin—featuring ACerS 2017 class of awards, an interagency report on ceramic coatings to improve engine efficiency, and a novel bauxite porcelain microstructure for high-voltage insulation—is now available online.
August 15th, 2017 | by April Gocha, PhD
The air around major roadways is rife with particulate air pollution. However, new research from Washington University suggests there is a simple fix to help keep the air you breathe inside your car a little cleaner—and it only requires the click of a switch.
August 11th, 2017 | by April Gocha, PhD
The Senvol Database—the “first and most comprehensive database for industrial additive manufacturing machines and materials”—contains 1,292 fully and flexibly searchable materials, allowing manufacturers to quickly pinpoint the perfect material for each application.