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.
May 13th, 2016 | by Stephanie Liverani
ACerS member Jay Narayan and his research team at North Carolina State University have developed a new technique to deposit diamond on the surface of cubic boron nitride, integrating the two materials into a single crystalline structure that can be used in high-power devices.
April 6th, 2016 | by Stephanie Liverani
Is rice ash the key to 'greener' silica production? ACerS member Richard Laine, a professor of materials science and engineering at the University of Michigan, explains his new clean, cost-efficient method for large-scale manufacture of silica.
March 30th, 2016 | by April Gocha, PhD
An interdisciplinary team of researchers at the University of California Los Angeles has devised a proof-of-concept that shows it’s possible to capture carbon dioxide emissions and convert them into a concrete alternative that can be 3-D printed—a material the researchers are calling CO2NCRETE.