December 6th, 2016 | by April Gocha, PhD
By further understanding the dependence between densification and grain growth, a University of California Davis team of researchers has devised a new process to fabricate fully dense ceramic parts with virtually no grain growth.
November 30th, 2016 | by April Gocha, PhD
At Formnext, a recent international exhibition in Germany all about additive manufacturing, ceramic materials had a strong presence on the show floor. TCT Magazine talked to some of the companies advancing additive manufacturing of ceramics at this year’s exhibition.
November 29th, 2016 | by April Gocha, PhD
Researchers at the University of Central Florida have developed a technique to incorporate 2-D materials into thin and flexible supercapacitor nanostructures that rapidly provide sufficient power and remain stable after countless charging cycles.
October 14th, 2016 | by April Gocha, PhD
Researchers at the University of Michigan have devised a technique using mass-producible methods to fabricate thin films of LLZO ceramic, which could help improve the safety of lithium-ion batteries.
October 11th, 2016 | by April Gocha, PhD
Researchers at San Diego State University now report that they have developed an ultra-rapid method of flash spark plasma sintering, called flash hot pressing, that can really quickly densify even hard-to-deform materials such as silicon carbide.
September 29th, 2016 | by Stephanie Liverani
Penn State University (State College, Pa.) researchers announced they’ve developed a new technology called cold sintering process that can make a ceramic material faster than it takes to bake a pizza and at lower temperatures
August 19th, 2016 | by April Gocha, PhD
The September issue of the ACerS Bulletin—featuring ACerS 2016 awardees, an update to the Materials Genome Initiative, designing unique combination furnaces, and a novel flash spark plasma sintering process—is now available online.
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.
June 8th, 2016 | by April Gocha, PhD
When it comes to ceramic materials, body armor is a familiar and favorite topic. But better materials for protecting the lives of those in the line of duty extend beyond ceramics, too.