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

Scientists, engineers and even business people in the field of ceramics like to describe ceramics as an “enabling” material. What we typically mean is that often ceramic materials serve as a platform for other materials or must be combined or used in some way with other materials, thereby enabling the production of an end-use product …

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ACerS news




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

Singhal. Credit: PNNL. Congratulations go out to ACerS Fellow and Battelle Fellow Emeritus Subhash C. Singhal, who has been selected to be the upcoming president of the Washington State Academy of Sciences. Singhal has been a leading researcher in the field of solid oxide fuel cells. Although he retired in 2011 as engineer and director of …

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Basic science




Published on October 1st, 2012 | By: pwray@ceramics.org

A dislocation in a crystal lattice, a disconnected region in its structure (represented by the array of atoms shown in blue) can separate from the rest of the lattice at a rate determined by the potential energy of the system, represented by the wavy surface. To the left, the higher potential energy (shown in red) …

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ACerS news




Published on October 1st, 2012 | By: pwray@ceramics.org

The big business news this morning in the ceramics world is that 3M has made a friendly offer to buy Ceradyne Inc. with the blessing of the latter’s board of directors. 3M apparently likes what it sees in Ceradyne and is offering $35 per share for the publicly traded company, a nice premium compared to …

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Biomaterials




Published on October 1st, 2012 | By: pwray@ceramics.org

You probably already know there is some really interesting stuff going on in the materials field. Here is some of the latest: Project aims to convert waste into construction materials A project in Europe aims to convert urban and agricultural waste into high-performance products for the construction sector. These materials will be developed within the …

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Basic science




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

Yesterday Owens-Illinois Inc., a company that describes itself as the world’s largest maker of glass containers, delivered a strategic signal to its customers and competitors, with the announcement it would be building a huge new research and development center. Following a model I’ve seen most often in European manufacturing centers, O-I says it wants to have …

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Basic science




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

Yesterday Owens-Illinois Inc., a company that describes itself as the world’s largest maker of glass containers, delivered a strategic signal to its customers and competitors, with the announcement it would be building a huge new research and development center. Following a model I’ve seen most often in European manufacturing centers, O-I says it wants to have …

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Basic science




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

Yesterday Owens-Illinois Inc., a company that describes itself as the world’s largest maker of glass containers, delivered a strategic signal to its customers and competitors, with the announcement it would be building a huge new research and development center. Following a model I’ve seen most often in European manufacturing centers, O-I says it wants to have …

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Basic science




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

Yesterday Owens-Illinois Inc., a company that describes itself as the world’s largest maker of glass containers, delivered a strategic signal to its customers and competitors, with the announcement it would be building a huge new research and development center. Following a model I’ve seen most often in European manufacturing centers, O-I says it wants to have …

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Business




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

  Yesterday Owens-Illinois Inc., a company that describes itself as the world’s largest maker of glass containers, delivered a strategic signal to its customers and competitors, with the announcement it would be building a huge new research and development center. Following a model I’ve seen most often in European manufacturing centers, O-I says it wants to …

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