March 23rd, 2017 | by April Gocha, PhD
By processing samples of silicon nitride under high pressure and heat, researchers at the Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron have converted an originally opaque hexagonal crystal structure into optically transparent cubic silicon nitride.
March 7th, 2017 | by April Gocha, PhD
A team of researchers at the University of Texas at Austin is trying to revolutionize the battery world with a new and improved all-solid-state sodium-ion battery that has three times higher energy density than today’s lithium-ions.
March 2nd, 2017 | by April Gocha, PhD
Researchers at Harvard University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology have devised a procedure for fabricating ceramic foams that can be used to 3-D print cellular materials that combine both microscale and macroscale porosity.
February 28th, 2017 | by April Gocha, PhD
What if—instead of redesigning individual materials to make them stronger, lighter, cheaper, and greener—we could rethink a single processing method to improve various different materials? Such a reality may be closer than you think.
February 16th, 2017 | by April Gocha, PhD
The March 2017 issue of the ACerS Bulletin—featuring techniques for high-temperature property measurement of refractory ceramics, conductive ceramic membranes for water treatment, and more—is now available online.
February 14th, 2017 | by April Gocha, PhD
Beyond personal preference, what can science say about which kind of chocolate comes out on top—milk or dark? Watch this video from ACS Reactions to get the play-by-play of how dark squares stack up to milk chocolate.
February 10th, 2017 | by Faye Oney
A graduate student from London is using his knowledge of ceramics to help a non-profit in Uganda improve production processes for locally-manufactured ceramic water filters.
February 10th, 2017 | by April Gocha, PhD
A collaboration of researchers from Purdue University and beyond is using a $3 million grant to take an up close look at flash sintering in a massive effort to broaden applications of the technique.
February 8th, 2017 | by April Gocha, PhD
Researchers at Kansas State University have devised and patented a simple, inexpensive, and scalable method to mass produce graphene—using only hydrocarbon gas, oxygen, and a spark plug.
January 31st, 2017 | by April Gocha, PhD
A team of researchers at Texas A&M University has developed a current-activated pressure-assisted infiltration method that can quickly and efficiently combine ceramics and metals into stable, high-performance cermet composites.