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Published on July 20th, 2011 | By: Eileen De Guire

An aboriginal dance troupe teaching PACRIM9 attendees a few moves. Credit: ACerS Recently returned from Cairns, Australia, Charlie Spahr, ACerS executive director, reports that PACRIM9 was a successful, and distinctly Australian, conference: The event drew more than 700 delegates representing 35 countries and included approximately 150 student representatives. About 20 percent of the attendees were …

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Basic science




Published on July 20th, 2011 | By: pwray@ceramics.org

Georgia Tech researchers display samples of materials on which ferroelectric nanostructures have been fabricated by thermochemical nanolithography. Graduate research assistant Yaser Bastani (left) with silicon, assistant professor Nazanin Bassiri-Gharb with polyimide and postdoctoral fellow Suenne Kim with glass. (Credit: Gary Meek, Georgia Tech.) “We can directly create piezoelectric materials of the shape we want, where …

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Business




Published on July 19th, 2011 | By: pwray@ceramics.org

Here’s what we are hearing: Rankings of the world’s largest ceramic tile and sanitaryware producers RAK group (United Arab Emirates) tops the ranking by tile output volumes. Marazzi Group leads the value-based ranking, which is dominated by Italian companies. Roca Group is the number one world sanitaryware manufacturer Breakthrough indentation yield strength test by Nanovea …

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Business




Published on July 19th, 2011 | By: Eileen De Guire

Grouping of substances can expedite EU REACH compliance. In late 2006, the European Union passed the legislation known as REACH (Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals), which became effective on June 1, 2007. The legislation extends globally to any manufacturer or supplier wanting to do business in the EU. The European Chemicals Agency has …

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ACerS news




Published on July 19th, 2011 | By: pwray@ceramics.org

I have a pretty lengthy interview with SRNL’s John Marra in the August issue of the Bulletin of the American Ceramic Society regarding materials implications of the nuclear situation in Japan, and I will include a link as soon as the electronic version is online, but I did want to note that the NRC’s Near-Term …

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Materials & Innovations




Published on July 18th, 2011 | By: Eileen De Guire

  Zinc oxide nanostructures are synthesized in parallel microfluidic channels (held by the metal frame) by flowing reactants through the tubing. The microfluidic structure creates the device and also becomes the final packaged functional LED device. Photo: Jaebum Joo; MITnews Just when I thought I could stroll back into the macro world, two new papers …

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Aeronautics & Space




Published on July 15th, 2011 | By: Eileen De Guire

  United States ISS lab module Destiny during manufacture in fall 1997. Credit: NASA NASA has chosen the Center for the Advancement of Science in Space Inc., a new Florida-based nonprofit, tax-exempt research management organization, to develop and manage the US portion of the International Space Station that is designated a US national lab, including …

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ACerS news




Published on July 14th, 2011 | By: Eileen De Guire

Articles from the Journal of the American Ceramic Society, the International Journal of Applied Ceramic Technology, and the International Journal of Applied Glass Science can be downloaded free by ACerS members. ACerS’ publishing partner Wiley is making a limited number of free article downloads from their comprehensive Online Library (each valued at $30) available to …

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Articles from the Journal of the American Ceramic Society, the International Journal of Applied Ceramic Technology, and the International Journal of Applied Glass Science can be downloaded free by ACerS members.

ACerS’ publishing partner Wiley is making a limited number of free article downloads from their comprehensive Online Library (each valued at $30) available to members on a monthly basis. Because the number of downloads is limited, ACerS is inviting each member to one free download per month while response to the new program is assessed.Articles may be downloaded from any Wiley content area.

To access articles, log into the ACerS website (ceramics.org), click on Knowledge Center > ACerS/Wiley Download Direct > Access the ACerS/Wiley Download Direct Program. Select a topic, search for an article, view the abstract to make sure it’s the right article, and click on the pdf or html link. Or click here to get started.

It’s yours for free!   

Clicking on the pdf or html link does constitute a download, so reviewing the abstract before download is recommended.

Remember, one article download per month, per member. If you need more than one article, contact Marcia Stout at mstout@ceramics.org to see if additional downloads are available.

 

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Ceramic Tech Today




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

… and a little dither there, and pretty soon your whole electrical infrastructure is fried. Unless you believe in the grid fairies, strategic investments will have to be made and are politically smart (if you want your nation to continue to be a world leader)

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