Ceramic Tech Today




Published on June 7th, 2010 | By: pwray@ceramics.org

The second edition of ACerS’ new International Journal of Applied Glass Science is out now online and should be in the mail to those that get it that way. The articles are organized around the theme “Glass Processing.” Here is what’s featured in the latest issue of IJAGS, including a paper being provided to the …

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Business




Published on June 7th, 2010 | By: pwray@ceramics.org

Apple’s Steve Jobs is set to officially unveil the new iPhone later today, and one of the continuing mysteries – the advanced ceramic and glass composition of the phone’s case and face – will hopefully be put to rest. Obviously, there is a lot of ceramic content in the electronic innards of the iPhone, but …

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Ceramic Tech Today




Published on June 2nd, 2010 | By: pwray@ceramics.org

[flash http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=igYr2RQHWdI preview=force] In a recent interview with Nanowerk, Ayusman Sen, a professor at the Department of Chemistry at Penn State, explained how he uses titanium dioxide to convert optical energy to mechanical energy via photocatalysis. The team’s findings were published recently in Advanced Functional Materials. “The whole system consists only of titania, water, sometimes …

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Ceramic Tech Today




Published on June 1st, 2010 | By: pwray@ceramics.org

Two months ago, I wrote about how North Carolina State University’s Hans Conrad had apparently discovered that sintered ceramic materials could be deformed and shaped by applying an electric field. According to Conrad, the field interacts with the charges at the grain boundaries and make it easier for the crystals to slide against each other …

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Ceramic Tech Today




Published on May 31st, 2010 | By: pwray@ceramics.org

A team University of Michigan researchers say they have figured out a way to nondestructively use glass as an electrode in certain microfluidic devices. Alan Hunt, a biomedical engineering associate professor at the university, and his research team accidentally discovered a way to get an electric current to pass nondestructively through a thin section of …

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Business




Published on May 27th, 2010 | By: pwray@ceramics.org

Michigan Governor Jennifer Granholm  announced that the state formed a partnership with the government of Navarra, Spain, a European center of the renewable-energy sector, to work collaboratively with leading industry experts to develop green technology. The project includes the Michigan-based wind turbine manufacturer Energetx Composites. Granholm inked the agreement yesterday in Dallas where the American …

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Ceramic Tech Today




Published on May 27th, 2010 | By: pwray@ceramics.org

The “Jaguar” – the most powerful computer in the world – will be used to design the next generation of nuclear reactors, according to an Oak Ridge National Lab press release. The goal is to integrate existing nuclear energy and nuclear national security modeling and simulation capabilities with high-performance computing to simulate radiation in order …

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Biomaterials




Published on May 26th, 2010 | By: pwray@ceramics.org

[flash http://ceramics.org/ceramictechtoday/wp-content/video/richard_brow.flv mode=1 f={image=/ceramictechtoday/wp-content/video/richard_brow.jpg}] Richard Brow will tell you he likes everything about glass science, art and processing. Brow, an ACerS Fellow and Curator’s Professor of Ceramic Engineering at Missouri University of Science & Technology in Rolla, Mo., discusses his fascination with glass and delves into two specific areas: tapping into the theoretical strength of …

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