February 5th, 2016 | by April Gocha, PhD
Researchers at Zhejiang University and South China University of Technology in China have created new glass-based composite materials that are really good at absorbing UV radiation.
February 2nd, 2016 | by April Gocha, PhD
Researchers at the University of Connecticut are working on a solution to fuel cell degradation by developing a capture technique that can grab chromium within a fuel cell, preventing it from reaching and poisoning the cell's cathode.
February 2nd, 2016 | by Stephanie Liverani
A project at Ohio State University is testing a new tool that resembles a tree-like structure for harvesting energy that uses vibrations from wind, traffic on a bridge, and even seismic activity to generate power.
January 26th, 2016 | by Stephanie Liverani
Scientists at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology are working with a readily available transparent polymer that may be useful in the design of cheaper materials for smart windows that automatically adjust the amount of incoming light.
January 19th, 2016 | by Stephanie Liverani
Researchers at the University of Oxford in England say perovskites are the class of materials that will change the solar cell game not by themselves, but when teamed up with our reliable standby material, silicon
January 17th, 2016 | by April Gocha, PhD
Researchers and ACerS members from Lehigh University and the University of Colorado have teamed up to decrease the amount of energy needed for glass-forming, an important process by which glass products take shape
January 14th, 2016 | by April Gocha, PhD
University of Michigan researcher and ACerS member Richard Laine is pioneering a new approach to reduce, reuse, and recycle—his technique for production of high-purity silica reduces energy consumption while simultaneously utilizing agricultural waste.
January 13th, 2016 | by April Gocha, PhD
"Is it possible that one day the world could be completely reliant on solar energy?" TED-Ed answer that question by diving into the science behind solar cells in a new explainer video that focuses on the atomic happenings within a silicon solar cell.
January 6th, 2016 | by Stephanie Liverani
It may be a new year, but the buzz surrounding graphene and its potential across many applications continues to percolate. Check out the latest research from The University of Manchester in England, including a video that breaks down the magic of this versatile material.
December 30th, 2015 | by April Gocha, PhD
Now that we’ve relived the best of Ceramic Tech Today from the past year, it’s time to turn towards the future—here are my predictions for the top five materials science topics that will take center stage in 2016.