Jonathon Foreman

From mechanical behaviors to coloring mechanisms, modeling illuminates properties of ancient ceramics

By Jonathon Foreman / September 22, 2020

Modeling offers a way to learn about ancient ceramics without damaging the priceless items. Two recent articles in International Journal of Ceramic Engineering & Science illustrate how modeling provides insights into myriad properties, including mechanical behaviors and coloring mechanisms.

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Will it spall? Phase diagrams, thermal expansion, and barrier coating degradation

By Jonathon Foreman / August 11, 2020

Thermal and environmental barrier coatings are often used to protect turbine blades made from ceramic matrix composites—but these coatings are prone to damage caused by environmental silicate contamination. In three papers published in JACerS, researchers provide extensive insights into the many aspects of damage.

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Gearing up for back to school: ACerS journal news and tips for August 2020

By Jonathon Foreman / August 7, 2020

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

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Modeling teaches old dogs new tricks: Viscosity predictions from dilatometry and DSC

By Jonathon Foreman / July 31, 2020

Determining viscosity of a glass through experiment is a slow and expensive process. In two recent papers published in JACerS, Penn State professor John Mauro and his colleagues show how it can be predicted much easier by using dilatometry and DSC to calculate parameters for a glass viscosity model that was proposed in 2009.

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Women in Glass: Moving toward the energy of tomorrow

By Jonathon Foreman / June 30, 2020

The “Women in Glass” special issue of IJAGS contains 17 top-quality works led by women researchers. Take a closer look at some of the articles in today’s CTT—and read them all for free through the end of July!

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School’s (not) out for summer: ACerS journal news and tips for June 2020

By Jonathon Foreman / June 16, 2020

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

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Build geometrically complex ceramic components using organic sacrificial supports

By Jonathon Foreman / June 9, 2020

One challenge in additive manufacturing is the design of complex shapes with large-sized unsupported regions. A recent ACerS journal article explores the use of organic sacrificial supports to achieve such designs.

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More than coffee cups—ceramic containers with advanced functionality

By Jonathon Foreman / May 19, 2020

Ceramic nanocontainers, known for their potential as drug carriers in medical applications, are being investigated in a variety of other fields as well. In two recent JACerS articles, George Kordas investigates the potential of ceramic nanocontainers in energy and anticorrosion applications.

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Water, water everywhere… Now to clean it up

By Jonathon Foreman / May 5, 2020

Making clean, drinkable water is not an easy process, and researchers are working diligently to simplify the process. Two articles published in ACerS journals demonstrate new developments in using ceramic materials as photocatalysts.

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An ultimate goal of research: Making better products by improving what you have

By Jonathon Foreman / April 17, 2020

It is one thing to develop a new material or process—but improving existing materials and processes is also important in making better products. Two papers in the May-June issue of International Journal of Applied Ceramic Technology focus on improving effectivity of existing processes.

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