Published on August 15th, 2016 | By: Eileen De Guire
In a recent paper, Materials Development Inc. (Arlington Heights, Ill.) approached the problem of topological constraint theory from a different theoretical angle—the team wanted to see whether approaching structure from the theoretical perspective of the thermodynamic model of ideal associated solutions could describe temperature-dependent structure changes.
Published on August 12th, 2016 | By: Stephanie Liverani
Scientists at the University of Cambridge in England are taking an in-depth look at the way in which information is processed and transmitted in electronic devices. They’ve developed a miniature electro-optical switch that they say can boost the power and efficiency of small electronics.
Published on August 12th, 2016 | By: April Gocha, PhD
Coorstek announces new gas separation membrane, U.S. manufacturing cools down, and more ceramic and glass business news of the week for August 12, 2016.
Published on August 11th, 2016 | By: April Gocha, PhD
Your favorite plastic minibricks may be embarking on an out-of-this-world journey with a new concept set that celebrates that accomplishments of women in space.
Published on August 10th, 2016 | By: Stephanie Liverani
Researchers at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in California are developing a material for protective military uniforms that is highly breathable yet protects from biological and chemical threats.
Published on August 10th, 2016 | By: April Gocha, PhD
Carbon nanotubes stitch together composites, Olympians suit up in high-tech apparel, and other materials stories that may be of interest for August 10, 2016.
Published on August 9th, 2016 | By: April Gocha, PhD
ACerS member and Fellow Nitin Padture penned one of three commentaries for a new aerospace-centered issue of Nature Materials. Padture’s article, “Advanced structural ceramics in aerospace propulsion,” details the vital role of advanced structural ceramics in ever-advancing vehicle propulsion systems.
Published on August 9th, 2016 | By: Stephanie Liverani
Rice University researchers (Houston, Texas) want to know what makes concrete stronger and tougher. And after analyzing more than 600 computer models of concrete’s inner matrix, they determined that both voids and particles are key players in giving the material its remarkable qualities.
Published on August 5th, 2016 | By: April Gocha, PhD
Researchers at Drexel University (Philadelphia, Pa.), along with collaborators at the University of Sydney in Australia, are looking to the body’s immune system for insight into why some ceramic scaffold materials promote healing better than others.
Published on August 5th, 2016 | By: Stephanie Liverani
Many existing electronic devices use rigid, inorganic materials. So researchers at the Pohang University of Science and Technology in Korea are looking for ways to make electronic devices out of soft, organic materials instead.