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

Tom Mroz, technical director, Harper International. Credit: ACerS. Wednesday and Thursday were the final days of symposia at the Materials Challenges in Alternative & Renewable Energy meeting. At least two things make events, such as the MCARE conference, financially possible: registrants and sponsors. This year, MCARE particularly benefitted from having Harper International (Lancaster, N.Y.) step …

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Business




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

Here is what we are hearing: Sudden closure of Trainor Glass likely to cause ripple effect across industry (Glass Magazine) The news of Trainor Glass Co.’s sudden closure last week was met with mixed reaction across the glass industry-from surprise and sadness, to fear and uncertainty. Officials from the contract glazier notified employees by Feb. …

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ACerS news




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

Is there a recommended daily allowance for nanoparticles? If so, powdered donuts are a reliable source. Credit: kilrothi; Wikipedia; Creative Commons license. How do you like your nanopowders? I like mine on a leisurely Sunday morning, with a cup of coffee and the Sunday paper. That’s because some of the delicious whiteness of a powdered …

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ACerS news




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

New papers that have been accepted for publication in the International Journal of Applied Glass Science are posted to “Early View” on the Wiley website and can be read even before the issue is printed. Below are summaries of selected papers currently available via Early View. All members of The American Ceramic Society receive free …

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Business




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

German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao discussed rare earth supplies in their Feb. 2, 2012 meeting. Credit Xinhua; Xie Huanchi. There have been long-standing and well-known strains between China and much of the rest of the world over rare earth supplies, but projections for 2012 look like access to the materials won’t be …

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ACerS news




Published on February 28th, 2012 | By: pwray@ceramics.org

Tuesday was the first full day of symposia at the MCARE 2012 meeting going on Clearwater Beach, Fla. Credit: ACerS. The first full day of symposia and tutorials took place today. With four or five concurrent sessions, a comprehensive (or even semi-comprehensive) report on today’s events at the Materials Challenges in Alternative and Renewable Energy …

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Published on February 28th, 2012 | By: pwray@ceramics.org

Networking opportunities were plentiful at the first full day of the MCARE conference. Credit: ACerS. The first full day of the Materials Challenges in Alternative and Renewable Energy was dedicated to a range of plenary talks that covered the gamut of potential sources and, of course, the materials challenges each one faced. The sessions were …

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Aeronautics & Space




Published on February 28th, 2012 | By: pwray@ceramics.org

Check ’em out: CMOS-based carbon nanotube pass-transistor logic integrated circuits (Nature Communications) Field-effect transistors based on carbon nanotubes have been shown to be faster and less energy consuming than their silicon counterparts. However, ensuring these advantages are maintained for integrated circuits is a challenge. Here we demonstrate that a significant reduction in the use of …

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Basic science




Published on February 28th, 2012 | By: Eileen De Guire

Adding ground waste glass to cement mixes improves its durability, according to MSU researchers. Credit: G.L. Kohuth; MSU. An unlikely pairing of materials that are claimed under the umbrella of ceramic materials — glass and concrete — appears to be working out well on several levels. Both of these materials are staples of modern life …

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Business




Published on February 26th, 2012 | By: P. Carlo Ratto

Hindusthan National Glass Industries has announced plans to invest approximately Rs 2500 crore over 7-8 years on a new manufacturing facility in the Neemrana region of Rajasthan, India. The company is also setting up a new unit in Andhra Pradesh, India, at an investment of Rs 650 crore. The unit, with an estimated capacity of …

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