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Ceramic Tech Today




Published on June 10th, 2009 | By: Peter Wray

Back in April, the Argonne National Laboratory and Hanyang University in South Korea announced that their teamwork has resulted in a new cathode material that can provide high-energy and extend the life of lithium batteries. They said then that the new material as potentially playing an important role in future plug-in hybrid vehicles. Now BASF …

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Ceramic Tech Today




Published on June 10th, 2009 | By: Peter Wray

[flash /ceramictechtoday/wp-content/video/snl_thinfilm.flv mode=1 f={image=/ceramictechtoday/wp-content/video/snl_thinfilm.jpg}] From Sandia National Lab, this video demonstrates what is a relatively simple, economical nanotechnology coating process that enables development of nanoparticle thin films with architectures and properties unattainable by any other processing method. The video simplifies things a little so, no, the guy on the boardwalk at your favorite beach who …

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Materials & Innovations




Published on June 8th, 2009 | By: Peter Wray

Schott DiamondView Armor Products has been demonstrating its transparent armor system over the past few months. This comes after Schott took over full ownership of DiamondView Armor Products in January. DAP had been a joint venture between the company and Dynamic Defense Holdings. The DAP glass-ceramic armor system is getting notice because of its ability …

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Ceramic Tech Today




Published on June 7th, 2009 | By: Peter Wray

[flash /ceramictechtoday/wp-content/video/glass_relocker.flv mode=1 f={image=http://ceramictechweekly.org/wp-content/video/glass_relockeri.jpg}]   Never heard of “glass relockers”? That’s okay. Most people haven’t. Relockers are a category of devices intended to block a burglary of a safe. As their name implies, they relock a safe after the primary lock is cracked. A glass relocker is based on burying a piece of tempered glass …

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Ceramic Tech Today




Published on June 7th, 2009 | By: RussJordan

The sustainability of a product often is found in applications not originally considered. A case in point is AeroClay, a product developed by Case Western Reserve University professor David Schiraldi. AeroClay is a patented foamlike and environmentally friendly clay-based polymer. AeroClay materials feel and act like foam, without injection of gas bubbles or environmentally unfriendly CFCs. The …

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Biomaterials




Published on June 7th, 2009 | By: RussJordan

But don’t worry. It is a common bacteriophage. It can infect bacteria but is harmless to humans. You might find this virus someday in the battery of your plug-in hybrid car. What has happened is that MIT researchers now can genetically engineer viruses to build the anodes and cathodes of a lithium-ion battery. These batteries …

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Ceramic Tech Today




Published on June 7th, 2009 | By: Peter Wray

A duo from Washington University in St. Louis reports they have for the first time found a way to tap superconductivity properties of europium. In work funded by the materials research division of NSF, WUSTL professor James Schilling and then-doctoral student Mathiewos Debessai found that europium becomes superconducting at 1.8 K (-456°F) and 80 GPa …

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Ceramic Tech Today




Published on June 7th, 2009 | By: Peter Wray

Using something of the same concept behind zinc-air batteries, a group of scientists in the UK have attained a proof-of-concept version of a lithium-air battery that they say could significantly increase a batteries energy capacity or decrease its bulkiness A story in New Scientist quotes St. Andrews University researcher Peter Bruce as saying, “The major …

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Business




Published on June 7th, 2009 | By: Peter Wray

Carbon dating has been used for decades to provide accurate ages of ancient organic materials. Now archeologists have a similar – and fairly simple – technique for accurately dating heat-fired ceramic materials: rehydroxylation dating. The method exploits the ceramic property of chemically reacting with atmospheric moisture after firing. This reaction causes the material to very …

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Biomaterials




Published on May 31st, 2009 | By: Peter Wray

After nearly a year of behind-the-scenes planning, the American Ceramic Society just announced that it is launching a new journal on advanced glass research. This new peer-reviewed quarterly will be called the International Journal of Applied Glass Science. The journal’s debut is timely as new generations of glass and glass-related materials are increasingly being called …

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