October 31st, 2017 | by Faye Oney
A collaboration between Battelle and Rare Earth Salts is one of several DOE projects to revive rare earth production in the U.S. Researchers are working to extract rare-earth elements from coal fly ash—which could also provide a boost to the coal industry.
September 19th, 2017 | by Faye Oney
Environmental concerns and decreased demand have contributed to the decline of coal as a fuel source. The Oak Ridge National Laboratory is developing value-added products that may eventually revive the coal industry.
June 8th, 2016 | by April Gocha, PhD
Graphene electrodes for OLEDs, mantis shrimp inspires ultrastrong materials, and other materials stories that may be of interest for June 8, 2016.
February 15th, 2016 | by April Gocha, PhD
Researchers at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln have developed a winning recipe for electrically conductive concrete that can gently heat up to melt away icy accumulations, yet remain safe to the touch.
February 12th, 2016 | by April Gocha, PhD
Saint-Gobain to export refractories, Tethon 3D reaches Kickstarter goal in 48 hours, and more ceramics and glass business news of the week for February 12, 2016.
March 4th, 2015 | by April Gocha, PhD
Detecting thin film defects, aluminum supeatoms superconduct, extracting lithium from China's coal, and other materials stories that may be of interest for March 4, 2015.
October 2nd, 2014 | by April Gocha, PhD
The latest discovery from James Tour's research group at Rice University details the development of graphene-based catalysts, born from coal, to replace more-expensive and less-efficient platinum catalysts in fuel cells of the future.