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Published on July 3rd, 2010 | By: pwray@ceramics.org

Today the Administration announced that the DOE agreed to guarantee large loans for two separate solar power equipment makers, Abengoa Solar and Abound Solar Manufacturing. The Abengoa project involves using a $1.45 billion loan to build a 250 MW concentrating solar facility in Solana, Ariz. “Abengoa Solar estimates that the Solana project will employ approximately …

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Career




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

Postdoc hell, circa 1996. What a laugh riot it must have been working for this guy at Caltech. ‘In addition to the usual work-day schedule, I expect all of the members of the group to work evenings and weekends. You will find that this is the norm here at Caltech.’ Elsewhere? &nbsp

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Business




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

CoorsTek announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to purchase the advanced ceramics business of Saint-Gobain for $245 million. Saint-Gobain Advanced Ceramics has facilities in Europe, North America, South America and Asia. Under the agreement, CoorsTek will acquire the advanced ceramics business held by Saint-Gobain Ceramic Materials, a global supplier of materials and components …

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Aeronautics & Space




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

A quartet of researchers from Italy and Germany have published an fascinating overview of polymer-derived ceramics in the most recent edition of JACerS. Paolo Colombo, Gabriela Mera, Ralf Riedel and Gian Domenico Sorarù write in “Polymer-Derived Ceramics: 40 Years of Research and Innovation in Advanced Ceramics” (free access), that: “The polymer precursors represent inorganic/organometallic systems …

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Military




Published on June 30th, 2010 | By: pwray@ceramics.org

I am hoping some of our readers may know what this is about. I get that it is generally possible to record what the background heat signature might be like, but I have my doubts about whether 1) the recording process can anticipate viewing angles, and 2) whether materials exist that can “broadcast” a rapidly …

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Business




Published on June 30th, 2010 | By: David Shahin and Chris Dosch

For two students who are used to attending technical conferences like MS&T and ICACC, the experience at the first Ceramic Leadership Summit was an exciting departure from the conference norm. The Summit, held June 21-22, 2010 in Baltimore, Md., replaced the typical research presentation sessions with content that was far more global in its perspective. …

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Ceramic Tech Today




Published on June 30th, 2010 | By: pwray@ceramics.org

According to a DOE press release, field tests have shown that using carbon dioxide in an oil recovery method dubbed “huff-and-puff” can help assess the carbon sequestration potential of geologic formations while tapping domestic oil resources. The tests run by the Plains CO2 Reduction Partnership, one of seven in DOE’s Regional Carbon Sequestration Partnership programs, …

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Ceramic Tech Today




Published on June 30th, 2010 | By: pwray@ceramics.org

Shinobu Fujihara, professor of engineering at Keio University (Japan), oversees a lab that has been investigating ceramic-based optical energy materials science. For example, some of the work involves the use of materials with luminescent and other electromagnetic properties that can be incorporated into a ceramic material. The idea is to build environmentally friendly multifunctional ceramic …

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Business




Published on June 28th, 2010 | By: pwray@ceramics.org

The New York Times reported that California utility Pacific Gas & Electric and solar company SunRun have formed an alliance that will eliminate the upfront cost of installing rooftop solar panels for some home owners. PG&E subsidiary Pacific Energy Capital is investing $100 million to help pay for the installation of more than 3,500 home …

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