April 22nd, 2016 | by April Gocha, PhD
The May issue of the ACerS Bulletin—featuring new stories on how ancient artifacts inform design of nuclear storage glasses, mechanical behavior of thin coatings on glass, new enamels for kitchen appliances, and an extended abstract from this year's Kreidl Award winner—is now available online.
April 20th, 2016 | by Stephanie Liverani
Remains of 1,600-year-old kilns were discovered in Israel, where archaeologists believe commercial quantities of raw glass were produced—a discovery that proves Israel was one of the largest glass manufacturers in the ancient world, the Israel Antiquities Authority reports.
April 18th, 2016 | by Stephanie Liverani
Researchers from Columbia University’s School of Engineering and Applied Science are developing a new flat, thin camera that is so flexible it can be wrapped around objects to capture images that can’t be taken with conventional cameras.
April 12th, 2016 | by April Gocha, PhD
A Lehigh University team of scientists has devised a new fabrication method that could extend the reach of single crystals by ditching the need for melting.
April 6th, 2016 | by Stephanie Liverani
Is rice ash the key to 'greener' silica production? ACerS member Richard Laine, a professor of materials science and engineering at the University of Michigan, explains his new clean, cost-efficient method for large-scale manufacture of silica.
April 3rd, 2016 | by April Gocha, PhD
Researchers at Kansas State University are exploring new glassy ceramic material combinations and electrode designs that will afford lithium-ion batteries with high capacity, efficiency, and stability as well as high mass loading.
April 1st, 2016 | by Stephanie Liverani
When it comes to developing the latest solar energy solutions, a few materials seem to get most of the press—logical materials like perovskites, silicon, and glass. But what if the next superstar solar cell material defies traditional logic?
April 1st, 2016 | by April Gocha, PhD
Thanks to advancements in glass technology that allow the material to store more data than ever before, medical scientists have devised a novel glass data storage organ to replace humans’ most advanced asset.
March 28th, 2016 | by Stephanie Liverani
The latest innovations in self-cleaning surfaces, materials, and technologies focus on low-maintenance, energy-efficient solutions for many industries with major scale-up potential.
March 18th, 2016 | by Stephanie Liverani
For the second year in a row, Cleveland, Ohio, will play host to Ceramics Expo 2016, April 26–28—the industry’s only free-to-attend, twin track, commercial and manufacturing conference that runs parallel to the Expo. And here's why you need to be there.