March 15th, 2018 | by April Gocha
The April 2018 issue of the ACerS Bulletin—featuring articles about ceramics in the semiconductor industry, refractory firebricks for energy storage, high-temperature furnace coatings, ceramic proppant supply, and additive manufacturing at Ceramics Expo 2018—is now available online.
March 2nd, 2018 | by April Gocha
Researchers at Northwestern University have developed a high-efficiency protonic ceramic fuel cell that operates at mid-range temperatures; and researchers at the University of Wisconsin–Madison are harnessing the power of computation to identify better materials for solid oxide fuel cells.
February 15th, 2018 | by April Gocha
The March 2018 issue of the ACerS Bulletin—featuring stories about fusion cast refractories for nuclear waste vitrification, the World Materials Research Institutes Forum, micromilling ceramic nanoparticulate materials, new NSF awards, and more—is now available online.
February 13th, 2018 | by April Gocha
Residential LEDs use at least 75% less energy and last 25 times longer than incandescent bulbs, but R&D challenges still exist for LED lighting. However, new materials research continues to push LED technologies further forward.
February 6th, 2018 | by Faye Oney
Researchers at Idaho National Laboratory have created a direct carbon fuel cell that operates more efficiently than other fuel cells. Their fuel cell operates at lower temperatures and has more power density than previous versions.
February 2nd, 2018 | by Faye Oney
Most current energy-saving window technology requires electricity to power the windows. But a research team has devised a fluidic window that uses magnetic nanoparticles to control the window to capture solar energy.
January 30th, 2018 | by April Gocha
In addition to the incredible feats of human fitness and skill on display at the Olympics, there’s a lot of research and development that happens behind the scenes to make the games the to-the-finish-line competition that they are—including plenty of materials science.
January 26th, 2018 | by Faye Oney
Researchers have created a high-performance ceramic composite that is strong, durable, and resistant to heat and radiation. The findings could be useful in industries that require highly functional and durable ceramic materials—such as nuclear power plants, aerospace, and oil and gas industries.
January 23rd, 2018 | by April Gocha
Researchers at Empa, the Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology, have developed better insulating building materials called “Aerobricks”—bricks with internal cavities filled with aerogel granules.
January 10th, 2018 | by April Gocha
Solidia Technologies is founded on the concept of using eco-friendly processing techniques to drastically lower the carbon footprint of concrete—watch this video to see how the company makes its carbon-dioxide-absorbing concrete blocks.