Welcome, please login:
  |  [Join]  |     |   [Contact Us]


Ceramic Tech Today




Published on May 17th, 2010 | By: pwray@ceramics.org

Work done by University of Utah’s Nuclear Engineering Program and Scientific Computing and Imaging Institute has resulted an iPhone app that can display reactor core simulations for any reactor. According to Shanjie Xiao, a postdoctoral fellow in nuclear engineering, “We can simulate any reactor with the simulation software package that we developed. We obtain information …

Read More


Ceramic Tech Today




Published on May 14th, 2010 | By: pwray@ceramics.org

I finally got someone in the DOE press office to field some of my questions about why Recovery Act checks aren’t being sent! Ahem, that only took about 8 months. Unfortunately, I am still waiting on my answers (the press officer actually has been very nice, but struggling with this issue, too.) The party line …

Read More


Business




Published on May 14th, 2010 | By: pwray@ceramics.org

The DOE Pulse reported that, using specialized cubic zirconia, scientists from Nanjing Normal University in China and Pacific Northwest National Lab created a membrane that could drop the temperature inside solid oxide fuel cells. Lowering the temperature means these cells could be built from less expensive materials. Currently, the temperature inside SOFCs is about 1,000°C. …

Read More


Business




Published on May 14th, 2010 | By: pwray@ceramics.org

The DOE has announced that it will be injecting $62 million over five years to 13 companies and institutions for a variety of concentrating solar power projects. The agency says this funding is aimed at making substantial improvements in CSP systems, components materials and materials for energy storage with an eye toward accelerating CSP projects …

Read More


ACerS news




Published on May 13th, 2010 | By: pwray@ceramics.org

The Energy Innovation track at the Ceramic Leadership Summit June 21-22 in Baltimore, Md., will highlight advances and challenges facing the the future of energy creation, harvesting and storage. Nuclear energy, solid-oxide fuel cells and sodium metal halide batteries are just a sample of the topics to be covered by industry leaders. Here are the …

Read More


Business




Published on May 13th, 2010 | By: pwray@ceramics.org

Zircoa Inc. has announced something of a sale for its specialty refractory ceramic product. The Ohio company has launched a special “Excess Inventory Program” on its website. “We have excess inventory, in various quantities, throughout our entire product line,” says a Zircoa spokesperson. “Initially, our Excess Inventory Program makes available products which we consider mainstream, …

Read More


Ceramic Tech Today




Published on May 13th, 2010 | By: pwray@ceramics.org

A computer touch screen that powers itself? It may only be five years until your iPad has this. Technology Review reports that Samsung and Sungkyunkwan University (Korea) have teamed up to develop an energy-scavenging touchscreen piezoelectric system that uses nanorods sandwiched between pieces of plastic film  coated with a graphene electrode layer to create a …

Read More


Business




Published on May 13th, 2010 | By: pwray@ceramics.org

Glass manufacturing, at least fiberglass production, may be seeing signs of improving. PPG Industries just announced that it has restarted a furnace at its facility in Shelby, N.C. The restart supports market demand, specifically in the area of automotive, wind energy, and oil and gas pipe applications. “The market is demanding energy efficiency and new …

Read More


Back to Top ↑