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

Here’s what we’re hearing (from press releases, news stories and blogs) Lancaster Products introduces the Model K-3.5 Hi-intensive industrial mixer Lancaster Products has added the new model K-3.5 Mixer to our K-Series of Counter Current Hi-Intensive Industrial Mixers—a line of rugged, economical mixers—to its product line. With a working volume of 6 cu. ft., or …

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ACerS news




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

Microstructure of glass ceramic proppant heat treated for optimal combination of strength, hardness, and fracture toughness. Credit: D. Hartwich, Penn State. While alternative and renewable energy technologies have been the center of attention as the country works to research and innovate its way to energy independence, the oil and gas industry has been busy, too. …

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ACerS news




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

The Basic Science Division of the American Ceramic Society is encouraging participation of young professionals in the 4th International Congress on Ceramics to be held in Chicago in July 2012 by offering six scholarshipsof $500 each to offset meeting registration and travel costs. Eligibility Young professionals who received their PhD degree after January 2008 and …

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Characterization




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

[flash http://ceramics.org/ceramictechtoday/wp-content/video/IonMass.flv w=400 h=225 mode=0 f={image=http://ceramics.org/ceramictechtoday/wp-content/video/ionmass.jpg&screencolor=0xFFFFFF}] Animation showing how time of flight secondary ion spectrometry works. Credit: ION-TOF, GmbH Surfaces are of critical importance in materials systems and devices. One very powerful tool for the analysis of surface and subsurface chemistry is time of flight secondary ion mass spectrometry, which offers ppm or better sensitivity, …

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Ceramic Tech Today




Published on December 12th, 2011 | By: Eileen De Guire

This two minute animation compares the relative sizes, i.e., energy released, in memorable earthquakes since 1960. The area of the circles represents the relative energy released, and the potential for a tsunami to occur is indicated by a color code system used by NOAA’s National Weather Service. Because the Richter scale is logarithmic, the animation …

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Ceramic Tech Today




Published on December 8th, 2011 | By: Eileen De Guire

Check ’em out: Microscopic, star-shaped flakes of functionalized graphene oxide plug holes in pores in a test of the material’s ability to serve as a filter cake in fluids used to drill oil wells. The single-atom-thick flakes of treated carbon are pliable but among the strongest materials known. Credit: Tour Group/Rice University. Functionalized graphene oxide …

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ACerS news




Published on December 8th, 2011 | By: Eileen De Guire

The Interactive Technology Forum gives researchers creative ways to present their work. Want your research to be highly visible and remembered long after the conference ends? Then, think about presenting your research and technology in a new and innovative approach to poster sessions—the Interactive Technology Forum—at ICC4. “The ICC Interactive Technology Forum will be much …

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ACerS news




Published on December 8th, 2011 | By: Eileen De Guire

  Scanning electron microscope image of a bioactive glass scaffold seeded with human osteoblasts (MG-63). The seeded cells are distributed over the whole scaffold area and well adhered on the surface. This image shows that bone cells can grow on and through this bioactive glass construct. Credit: Boccaccini; Uni-Erlangen. Following last year’s successful Pacific Rim …

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ACerS news




Published on December 6th, 2011 | By: Eileen De Guire

If you have an advanced degree in materials science, are passionate about engineered ceramics, have an entrepreneurial spirit with a talent for building business relationships, and like being at the intersection of industry, government, academia and a professional society, ACerS would like to talk to you! Job DescriptionWe are seeking a Corporate Program Development Manager …

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Ceramic Tech Today




Published on December 5th, 2011 | By: Eileen De Guire

—— The campus of the Federal University of São Carlos, Brazil, where a week-long school for MSE graduate students will be held in March 2012. Credit: UFSCar. The Graduate Program on Materials Science & Engineering of the Federal University of São Carlos (UFSCar) in Brazil is organizing an exciting opportunity for graduate students working toward …

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