November 17th, 2017 | by Faye Oney
Through January 31, ACerS and Wiley are offering free access to 30 journal articles published in ACerS journals. The articles are authored by ACerS members who have organized EAM and ICACC conferences in the past couple years. After January, ACerS members can continue to access the articles through the member portal.
November 16th, 2017 | by April Gocha, PhD
The December 2017 issue of the ACerS Bulletin—featuring an in-depth analysis of the role of ceramics and glass in the global automotive industry, in addition to the annual ceramicSOURCE 2018 reference and buyer’s resource directory—is now available online.
November 10th, 2017 | by Faye Oney
To celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Journal of the American Ceramic Society, ACerS is offering free access to nearly 50 journal articles through December 31. If you're not already a member, consider joining to take advantage of all ACerS benefits, including its three peer–reviewed journals.
November 7th, 2017 | by Faye Oney
Researchers have found a way to nearly eliminate glare on reflective surfaces like glass. Using a self-assembly process, scientists etched tiny nanometer-sized cones onto a glass surface—a more efficient way of eliminating reflection without adding layers of material.
October 20th, 2017 | by April Gocha, PhD
According to a new analysis by researchers at MIT, University of California Berkeley, and Rochester Institute of Technology, adequate supply of critical lithium-ion battery materials lithium, cobalt, manganese, graphite, and nickel should not disrupt battery production, at least in the short term.
October 20th, 2017 | by Faye Oney
Ending the debate as to whether glass is a solid or a liquid, glass research duo Edgar Zanotto and John Mauro have proposed a new definition—describing a non-crystalline state of matter that continually relaxes toward the liquid state.
October 12th, 2017 | by April Gocha, PhD
The automotive industry is speeding toward an electric car future. Beyond the drivers influencing these changes, there are some important factors that are actually enabling this shift to take place—and at their heart is materials science and engineering.
October 11th, 2017 | by Faye Oney
Researchers at Eindhoven University of Technology, in collaboration with BAM Infra, recently completed construction of the world's first 3-D printed reinforced concrete bridge. The steel cables, added during printing, help prestress the concrete to support loads beyond its weight.
October 10th, 2017 | by April Gocha, PhD
Forty-two solar-powered vehicles are currently competing with one another in the World Solar Challenge, a long-distance solar vehicle race across the Australian continent.
October 10th, 2017 | by Faye Oney
A new study from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory claims the U.S. will need 8,000 fast-charging electric vehicle charging stations to accommodate the increasing number of electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles in the coming decades.