July 19th, 2016 | by April Gocha, PhD
Continuing the trend towards novel industry–academia partnerships, Morgan Advanced Materials and Pennsylvania State University recently announced they’re pairing up to form a new R&D center focused solely on advancing carbon materials.
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.
July 11th, 2016 | by April Gocha, PhD
A European project called LIFECERAM—coordinated by the Instituto de Tecnología Cerámica of the Universitat Jaime I of Castellón in Spain and including Spanish Association of Ceramic Tile and Paving Manufacturers and several commercial partners—has reached an important milestone towards its goal of achieving absolutely zero waste in ceramic tile manufacturing.
July 6th, 2016 | by April Gocha, PhD
An École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne–based startup called Nanoga has patented a system that can create photonic watermarks on ceramic, glass, and metal materials and may drastically help fight pervasive markets of counterfeit goods.
July 4th, 2016 | by April Gocha, PhD
The 24th International Congress on Glass (ICG) took place April 7–11, 2016, at the Shanghai International Convention Centre in China. Shanghai built on the meeting's most valued traditions whilst successfully introducing new ideas to maintain its freshness and appeal.
June 27th, 2016 | by April Gocha, PhD
The Materials Project—a public database of materials property data launched in 2011—just released another massive chunk of data, complete with user-friendly tools to explore and analyze that data.
June 24th, 2016 | by April Gocha, PhD
Each year, Thomson Reuters releases the latest rankings of metrics for a slew of journals in its Journal Citation Reports—see how ACerS journals stack up with the just-released 2015 metrics.
June 21st, 2016 | by Stephanie Liverani
It's officially summer—and that means more sun-filled days ahead. So it's only fitting that we round up the latest solar energy research news. This week, solar cells get 'greener' and thinner, and a solar power plant in Nevada keeps the energy going 24/7.
June 17th, 2016 | by Stephanie Liverani
David Pye, Distinguished Life Member and past-president of ACerS, shares his greatest career accomplishments and contributions to the field of ceramic and glass, and offers advice to young professionals just getting started.
June 6th, 2016 | by April Gocha, PhD
Researchers from Drexel University (Philadelphia, Pa.), Linkoping University in Sweden, and Imperial College London think that they can make borides better—by giving the material a protective layer of aluminum, the scientists have developed the world’s first corrosion-resistant boride.