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Basic science




Published on October 13th, 2011 | By: pwray@ceramics.org

Abengoa, designer of novel concentrating solar power towers, is a participant in several new ARPA-E funded projects for storing thermal energy. Credit: Abengoa Last week Eileen reported on ARPA-E’s new awards in rare-earth alternative technologies. This week I thought I would take a look at APRA-E’s $37.3 million initiative to find a disruptive thermal storage …

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Business




Published on October 13th, 2011 | By: pwray@ceramics.org

UltraTemp is GreenCell’s core ceramic composite technology. Credit: GreenCell. Here’s what we’re hearing (some info from news releases): ASD and Sacmi: A new partnership focussing on quality As part of modernisation plans for its production facility in Wenling City, in Zhejiang province, China, aimed at meeting the challenges of an ever-more global market, ASD has …

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Ceramic Tech Today




Published on October 13th, 2011 | By: Eileen De Guire

3D microstructure of a typical MLCC slow-fired conditions (top) and fast-fired conditions. Credit: JACerS The Clive Randall group at Penn State has just published a paper, “Effect of Firing Rates on Electrode Morphology and Electrical Properties of Multilayer Ceramic Capacitors” in the Journal of the American Ceramic Society and available via the Early View option. …

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ACerS news




Published on October 13th, 2011 | By: Eileen De Guire

Art Friedberg. The Friedberg Memorial Lecture will be delivered by Clive Randall on Tuesday at MS&T. Credit: ACerS Much of the joy in my adult life can be traced back directly to Art Friedberg. The clock was ticking in the second semester of my sophomore year at Illinois, and the deadline for declaring a major …

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Biomaterials




Published on October 11th, 2011 | By: pwray@ceramics.org

Credit: F. Jacquot; Wikipedia. Although they are somewhat light on the details, researchers at the Changzhou Institute of Light Industry Technology (CIT) say they may have found a way to address fatigue problems associated with two materials of interest for use as cartilage-like coating material for joint prostheses. Led by Maoquan Xue, the CIT group wanted to see …

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Business




Published on October 11th, 2011 | By: Eileen De Guire

I Joel Moskowitz, president and CEO of Ceradyne. Analysts expect Ceradyne footprint in the aerospace and defense to grow significantly. Credit: Ceradyne. A SmarTrend press release lists Ceradyne as the second of the five highest-growth businesses in the aerospace and defense industry based on expected EPS growth rates. According to the press release, “The long-term …

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Business




Published on October 11th, 2011 | By: pwray@ceramics.org

Credit: P. Wray; ACerS. Two weeks ago, researchandmarkets.com offered a study on the US’s advanced ceramics markets. Now, the research firm is offering a similar study about the markets for advanced ceramics in China with a focus on oxide and carbide materials. The report starts with a broad overview and then goes into specifics such …

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Ceramic Tech Today




Published on October 11th, 2011 | By: pwray@ceramics.org

Check ’em out: US firm uses solar power to recover oil reserves A new technology to increase oil production is being tested on one of US’s oldest oil fields in one of the largest demonstration projects of its kind. The new project was launched by Chevron Technology Ventures at the Coalinga Field in California. More …

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ACerS news




Published on October 10th, 2011 | By: Eileen De Guire

  Credit: “Piled Higher and Deeper” by Jorge Cham, www.phdcomics.com Like most professional societies of our ilk, ACerS is in the publishing business. The Society is a necessary—and willing—partner in the academic drive to “publish or perish.” As an editor, my green pen is always ready to clarify, improve, refine and otherwise mark-up anything anybody …

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ACerS news




Published on October 10th, 2011 | By: Eileen De Guire

The full program of speakers for the Materials Genome Initiative Special at MS&T Session is now known. The session will be Monday, Oct. 17 from 2-3:30 pm. Joining the previously announced keynote speaker, Cyrus Wadia, are Julie Christodoulou from the Office of Naval Research, and Steven McKnight and Ian Robertson from the National Science Foundation. …

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