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Published on July 3rd, 2012 | By: pwray@ceramics.org

Georgia Tech researchers pose with a computer model of graphene oxide’s structure and the chemical species that become part of it. Shown are (l-r, first row) Elisa Riedo and Suenne Kim, (l-r, second row) Angelo Bongiorno, Claire Berger and Si Zhou. Credit: Gary Meek, Georgia Tech. Take a look: Metastable material: Study shows availability of …

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ACerS news




Published on July 3rd, 2012 | By: Eileen De Guire

The impact factor of the Journal of the American Ceramic Society increases for the third straight year. Credit: ACerS; Wiley. Thomson Reuters has released its annual report on journal impact factors, and the news for The American Ceramic Society continues to be very good with two Society journals listed in the top six of the …

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ACerS news




Published on July 2nd, 2012 | By: pwray@ceramics.org

If you work in ceramic science and engineering, you probably know that phase diagrams are a must-have reference material. That’s why The American Ceramic Society and NIST put so much continuous effort into expanding and keeping the ACerS-NIST Phase Equilibria Diagrams database up-to-date. Along these lines, the partners have just issued Version 3.4 of the Phase Equilibria …

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Ceramic Tech Today




Published on July 2nd, 2012 | By: Eileen De Guire

Rice University researchers have demonstrated a paint-on lithium ion battery. Credit: Rice University; You Tube. “The more things change, the more they stay the same,” according to a 19th century French proverb. It could not possibly have been a reference to batteries, which were invented also in the 19th century, but it does seem apropos …

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Business




Published on July 2nd, 2012 | By: P. Carlo Ratto

Credit: European Container Glass Federation. • Glass packaging production volumes in Europe grew by 4.2% in 2011 according to data published by the European Container Glass Federation (FEVE). The growth confirms the increase recorded in the first half of 2011 (4.7%), and builds on a positive trend after the 2009 financial crisis. • The German …

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Ceramic Tech Today




Published on June 29th, 2012 | By: pwray@ceramics.org

A new technique allows researchers to control the phase of the titanium dioxide by modifying the structure of the titanium trioxide and sapphire substrate. Credit: Jay Narayan, NCSU; Appl. Phys. Lett. We have written several times in the past about the work of the NSF Center for Advanced Materials and Smart Structures at North Carolina State University …

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International




Published on June 29th, 2012 | By: Eileen De Guire

These beautiful ceramic roasters by artist Robbie Lobell continue an ancient tradition of using pottery for cooking. Lobell intends for her roasters to be used, “I make my flameware pots to encourage the ideas of using handmade objects to prepare and present locally grown vegetables, fruits and meats from our gardens, barnyards and nearby farms.” …

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Business




Published on June 29th, 2012 | By: pwray@ceramics.org

Here is what we are hearing: Korean conglomerate LG buys 51% of Rolls-Royce Fuel Cell Systems Inc. (Crain’s Cleveland Business) Northeast Ohio’s most prominent fuel cell company has a new majority owner. Korean conglomerate LG has paid $45 million to acquire a 51% stake in Rolls-Royce Fuel Cell Systems (US) Inc. of North Canton. The …

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Business




Published on June 29th, 2012 | By: pwray@ceramics.org

The Refractories Institute, one of ACerS’ allies in the field of promoting interest in refractory ceramic science and engineering, issued two announcements about the organization this week. The first is TRI has a new set of officers and members of its board of directors. At its annual membership meeting, TRI members elected the following individuals …

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Materials & Innovations




Published on June 29th, 2012 | By: Eileen De Guire

Is the gravity still turned on? A free falling Slinky appears to defy the laws of physics. Or does it? Credit: You Tube. This video (about 6 minutes) of a free falling Slinky shot with a high-speed camera makes it look like the Slinky is floating in air before falling. In the first minute of …

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