Welcome, please login:
[Login]   |  [Join]  |  [Renew]   |   [Contact Us]


Browsing the "Ceramic Tech Today" Category

Biomaterials




Published on July 8th, 2009 | By: pwray@ceramics.org

[flash /ceramictechtoday/wp-content/video/sk_sundaram.flv mode=1 f={image=/ceramictechtoday/wp-content/video/sk_sundaram.jpg}] S.K. Sundaram is chief materials scientist at the Pacific Northwest National Lab. In this short video, he discusses several non-contact methods of taking materials measurements. In particular, Sundaram describes the lab’s use of fourier transformed infrared spectroscopy as a rapid screen tool for nanomaterials, such as that being done by PNNL …

Read More


Ceramic Tech Today




Published on July 7th, 2009 | By: pwray@ceramics.org

Researchers at the DOE’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory and Stanford University think they have a nifty new material that could unleash a new generation of spintronics applications, providing quicker and more efficient computer chips. According to the SLAC and SU researchers, the material – a bismuth–telluride compound, Bi2Te3 – works as a topological insulator. The …

Read More


Ceramic Tech Today




Published on July 7th, 2009 | By: pwray@ceramics.org

Aerogel, sometimes referred to as “frozen smoke,” could one day mop up oil spills and filter wastewater because of its super absorbent, sponge-like qualities. Nanogel, a branded aerogel made of modified, water-repellent silica, soaked up oil faster and in greater quantities than other materials that are typically used in wastewater filtration, according to a study …

Read More


Ceramic Tech Today




Published on July 6th, 2009 | By: pwray@ceramics.org

Following on the heels of Ann’s post about PolyPlus’s lithium-air, single-use, long-shelf-life battery, I thought I’d post this video from 2008 of a demonstration of Mphase Technologies’ battery that has a lot of the same features

Read More


Ceramic Tech Today




Published on July 6th, 2009 | By: pwray@ceramics.org

A company based in Berkeley, Calif., is developing lightweight, high-energy, single-use batteries that can use the surrounding air as a cathode. PolyPlus is currently developing these lithium metal-air batteries for the government, and it expects these batteries to be on the market within a few years. Interest in lithium metal-air batteries has been growing in …

Read More


Ceramic Tech Today




Published on July 3rd, 2009 | By: pwray@ceramics.org

Elsevier, publisher of scientific, technical and medical information, announced the results of its SciVal Spotlight Alternative Energy Research Leadership study. Analyzing the work of 3,000 research institutions world-wide, the study identifies the top 25 based on the number of alternative energy research papers produced in distinctive competencies (DCs). Highlights of the findings were shared in …

Read More


Ceramic Tech Today




Published on July 2nd, 2009 | By: pwray@ceramics.org

Back in April, Ceramic Tech Weekly reported that the Obama administration had plans to invest a little under $4 billion for Smart Grid projects, but was still trying to work out the details. Now, it appears the DOE is one step closer to getting the funding moving. The big news is that DOE Secretary Steven …

Read More


Ceramic Tech Today




Published on July 2nd, 2009 | By: pwray@ceramics.org

According to a press release, several Fraunhofer institutes have signed a strategic partnership agreement with the Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company – representing the Masdar City Project – that aims to embark on a collaborative deal to establish renewable energy projects for the region. The ecocity planned for the United Arab Emirates will be located …

Read More


Ceramic Tech Today




Published on July 1st, 2009 | By: pwray@ceramics.org

According to a newly released report from Innovative Research and Products Fuel Cells, Hydrogen Energy and Related Nanotechnology – A Global Industry and Market Analysis, the fuel cell and hydrogen energy industry is highly fragmented. According to IRAP, nearly 4,000 organizations worldwide are involved in fuel cells, hydrogen energy and related nanotechnology and spent an …

Read More


Ceramic Tech Today




Published on July 1st, 2009 | By: pwray@ceramics.org

[flash /ceramictechtoday/wp-content/video/miller_corning_pacrim.flv mode=1 f={image=http://ceramictechweekly.org/wp-content/video/miller_corning_pacrim.jpg}] This was the lead lecture at the PACRIM8 conference in Vancouver in June 2009. How often does a major company publicly explain and acknowledge its past mistakes, and reveal – in depth – how it is turning itself around? In this excellent video, Miller describes how Corning fought its way back …

Read More


Back to Top ↑