December 21st, 2017 | by April Gocha
The January/February 2018 issue of the ACerS Bulletin—featuring articles about new facets for defects in ceramics, innovative new concretes, the NSF CAREER Class of 2017, and much more—is now available online.
December 5th, 2017 | by April Gocha
An interdisciplinary group of scientists at the University of Pennsylvania have harnessed intense computation, data, and modeling power to determine how disordered solids fail, an understanding that could help engineer custom materials, such as glass that is less likely to break.
August 25th, 2017 | by Eileen De Guire
An open-access article in the Journal of the American Ceramic Society reports on the findings of a September 2016 NSF-sponsored workshop on the role of ceramic and glass science research in meeting society’s grand challenges.
July 14th, 2017 | by April Gocha
New research from MIT shows that firmness isn’t the most important parameter for developing a solid electrolyte that is effective against dendrite formation—instead, a defect-free surface, which doesn’t provide a place for dendrites to form, is key to a better battery.
February 8th, 2017 | by April Gocha
Coordinates of more than 23,000 atoms in iron-platinum nanoparticle mapped, ceramic matrix composites take flight in LEAP jet engine, and other materials stories that may be of interest for February 8, 2017.
January 25th, 2017 | by April Gocha
Graphene’s sleeping superconductivity awakens, discovery could lead to jet engines that run hotter and cleaner, and other materials stories that may be of interest for January 25, 2017.
January 18th, 2017 | by April Gocha
Scientists create first 2-D electride, researchers use nature's weaving formula to engineer advanced functional materials, and other materials stories that may be of interest for January 18, 2017.
October 19th, 2016 | by April Gocha
Engineering LEGO-like building blocks, flexible lithium-ions are evolving batteries, and other materials stories that may be of interest for October 19, 2016.
October 7th, 2016 | by April Gocha
Nanotechnology deals with all things science on the nanoscale—that’s on the order of 10^–9. Which is why this Sunday, 10/9, is National Nanotechnology Day. Here are some of the latest small-scale science discoveries that are sure to make a big impact.
September 14th, 2016 | by April Gocha
3-D graphene is promising for bio applications, fish biowaste converted to piezoelectric energy harvester, and other materials stories that may be of interest for September 14, 2016.