September 12th, 2017 | by April Gocha, PhD
Researchers at Jožef Stefan Institute (Ljubljana, Slovenia), the National Institute of Chemistry (Ljubljana, Slovenia), and Stockholm University (Stockholm, Sweden) have developed a new method to rapidly and evenly densify nanoceramics, offering incredible potential to save a lot of time and energy in sintering processes.
May 3rd, 2017 | by April Gocha, PhD
Researchers at the University of California, Riverside, have devised a technique to convert recycled glass bottles into nanosilicon anodes for next-gen lithium-ion batteries with the capacity to store almost four times as much energy as conventional anodes.
April 14th, 2017 | by April Gocha, PhD
Researchers at Northwestern University have devised a technique to 3-D print soft rubber-like materials out of ink composed primarily of extraterrestrial soil. Using a biologically derived binder to hold the soil particles together, the team demonstrated that their unique method can 3-D print tools, building blocks, and other structures.
January 31st, 2017 | by April Gocha, PhD
A team of researchers at Texas A&M University has developed a current-activated pressure-assisted infiltration method that can quickly and efficiently combine ceramics and metals into stable, high-performance cermet composites.
January 24th, 2017 | by April Gocha, PhD
Researchers at Brown University have taken a closer look at the orange puffball sea sponge's silica spicules and found that they, too, have evolved a precisely engineered design that provides the structures with maximal strength.
January 13th, 2017 | by April Gocha, PhD
Researchers at Imperial College London have discovered that hafnium carbide and tantalum carbide have some of the highest melting points of any measured materials—making these ultra-high temperature ceramics potentially perfect for use in extreme environments, such as on hypersonic vehicles that soar through space.
December 13th, 2016 | by April Gocha, PhD
Researchers at Forschungszentrum Jülich in Germany have developed a significantly improved stable ceramic hydrogen separation membrane that can enable a hydrogen flow rate that is nearly double that of other separation membranes.
November 9th, 2016 | by Stephanie Liverani
Researchers at Oak Ridge National Laboratory say they’ve 3-D-printed permanent magnets that can outperform bonded magnets made using traditional techniques while conserving critical rare materials in the process.
October 11th, 2016 | by April Gocha, PhD
Researchers at San Diego State University now report that they have developed an ultra-rapid method of flash spark plasma sintering, called flash hot pressing, that can really quickly densify even hard-to-deform materials such as silicon carbide.
September 30th, 2016 | by April Gocha, PhD
Researchers at Drexel University report on their studies of MAX phase ceramics that describe a completely new observation of how materials deform—a finding with broad implications for various other kinds of layered materials.