September 16th, 2016 | by April Gocha, PhD
Researchers at Rice University (Houston, Texas) aren’t missing out on graphene’s skeletal potential—using spark plasma sintering of graphene flakes, the researchers fabricated 3-D porous solids from that they say will make an excellent bone replacement material.
August 19th, 2016 | by April Gocha, PhD
The September issue of the ACerS Bulletin—featuring ACerS 2016 awardees, an update to the Materials Genome Initiative, designing unique combination furnaces, and a novel flash spark plasma sintering process—is now available online.
July 22nd, 2016 | by April Gocha, PhD
PPG to sell flat glass business to Vitro, Japanese scientists win Ceramic Grand Prize, and more ceramic and glass business news of the week for July 22, 2016.
May 31st, 2016 | by April Gocha, PhD
Researchers at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology have devised a photocurable liquid material that just might give glass the advantage—called Liquid Glass, the silica-containing nanocomposite can be converted into solid glass after molding.
April 13th, 2016 | by April Gocha, PhD
A nanoporous material that breathes, chocolates inspire thin shell designs, and other materials stories that may be of interest for April 13, 2016.
March 30th, 2016 | by April Gocha, PhD
Nanocrystal self-assembly, LED lights grow crops in space, and other materials stories that may be of interest for March 30, 2016.
February 29th, 2016 | by April Gocha, PhD
Researchers at Pennsylvania State University and Solid State Ceramics Inc. have modified hard-piezoceramic materials to realize the potential of piezoelectric transformers—which hold promise to reduce size and boost the efficiency of consumer electronic devices.
December 9th, 2015 | by April Gocha, PhD
Sodium-ions in a standard battery format, new form of iron oxide has surprising characteristics, and other materials stories that may be of interest for December 9, 2015.
July 31st, 2015 | by April Gocha, PhD
Researchers at Colorado School of Mines have now propelled that continual innovation even further with their latest report on a new ceramic material and production technique that holds big promise for our fuel cell-filled futures.
July 22nd, 2015 | by April Gocha, PhD
Micron3DP, a 3-D printing company that develops and builds all-metal extruders, has now successfully experimented with advanced 3-D printing methods for what may be the final frontier in 3-D printed materials: glass.