Jonathon Foreman

Preparing for hypersonic flight—wing shape affects thermal shock behavior of UHTCs

By Jonathon Foreman / March 27, 2020

Ultrahigh-temperature ceramics are promising materials for protecting aircraft wings from friction during hypersonic flight—but thermal shock can cause these ceramics to crack. In the cover article for the March 2020 International Journal of Ceramic Engineering & Science, researchers in China report how wing shape affects thermal shock behavior of UHTCs.

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Catching a break—how sol-gel coatings strengthen display glass

By Jonathon Foreman / March 17, 2020

Sol-gel is a relatively inexpensive and easily controlled coating method to potentially strengthen glass. In a recent ACerS journal article, researchers look at the three key factors affecting the ability of sol-gel coatings to strengthen glass: elastic modulus, residual stress, and filling ratio.

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Roaring in like a lion: ACerS journal news and tips for March 2020

By Jonathon Foreman / March 3, 2020

As we enter the third month of this year, find out the latest ACerS journals news and tips for March 2020!

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A classic updated—indentation crack testing in inert atmospheres and air

By Jonathon Foreman / February 28, 2020

Just as car models build upon the successes and failures of the previous generation, so too do journal articles. See how such a process takes place through the comparison of two JACerS articles from 1981 and 2019 on indentation crack testing.

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A tale of two SiC slurries—and how open science may someday impact research

By Jonathon Foreman / February 25, 2020

Fabricating dense, complex-shaped items from silicon carbide can be challenging due to the material’s properties. Manufacturers benefit from studies on reducing viscosity of SiC slurries, such as two recent ones published in an ACerS journal, but open access to the data behind such studies may benefit them even more.

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A golden time for updates—ACerS journal news and tips for February 2020

By Jonathon Foreman / February 5, 2020

As we enter the second month of this year, find out the latest ACerS journals news and tips for February 2020!

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Faster than a speeding bullet: A review on fiber reinforced UHTCMCs for hypersonic aircraft and more

By Jonathon Foreman / February 4, 2020

Ultra-high temperature ceramic matrix composites could be used on some of the hottest portions of hypersonic aircraft if their brittleness is reduced. Research on using fibers to reinforce these materials increased greatly in the past decade, and a recent review article in an ACerS journal discusses the progress and challenges in this field.

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Doing double duty in the circular economy—creating foam glass from waste materials

By Jonathon Foreman / January 28, 2020

Porous ceramics hold great promise as value-added products for waste materials because they can use ceramic and glass powders as starting materials. Two recent papers published in a special issue of ACT explore this idea by creating foam glass from waste.

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Strong and long-lasting, treated phosphate glass shows promise for bone-replacement therapies

By Jonathon Foreman / January 21, 2020

Phosphate glass fibers show promise in bone-replacement therapies, but they are prone to premature fiber pull-out and breakage. Researchers in the United Kingdom and Egypt explored methods for stabilizing the fiber surface.

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New issues, new editors, new workshops—ACerS journals group updates for 2020

By Jonathon Foreman / January 8, 2020

For The American Ceramic Society journals group, a new year is a great time to report on forthcoming changes. Learn about the new issues, editors, and workshops planned for 2020.

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