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More glass-ceramic photocatalysts and lead-free pyroelectric materials

By Jonathon Foreman / July 16, 2019

Last month, studies by researcher Rahul Vaish on glass-ceramic photocatalysts were featured in CTT. Today, two more studies by Vaish published in ACerS journals are highlighted—one on antibacterial TiO2-based glass-ceramics, and one on lead-free pyroelectric materials.

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Toward a clean water supply—glass-ceramic photocatalysts purify water

By Jonathon Foreman / June 11, 2019

Many places in the world lack access to clean water. Scientists from the Indian Institute of Technology Mandi suggest glass-ceramic photocatalysts could offer a safe and cost-effective way to purify water.

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High-performing ceramic for power-hungry AI

By Jonathon Foreman / June 7, 2019

In the premiere volume of the International Journal of Ceramic Engineering and Science, Japanese researchers review their work on an advanced ceramic semiconductor that could reduce power consumption of devices that use artificial intelligence.

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First issue of ACerS’ new open-access journal now available online

By Jonathon Foreman / June 5, 2019

The inaugural issue of The American Ceramic Society’s new journal, International Journal of Ceramic Engineering and Science (IJCES), is now available online. As ACerS’ first Gold Open Access journal, IJCES is available to anyone, anywhere.

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Make better perfume bottles quickly and inexpensively

By Jonathon Foreman / May 24, 2019

Researchers from the United States and Europe developed a numerical model for manufacturing perfume bottles that could cut the cost and time associated with designing new glass containers.

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Additive manufacturing offers fast and simple way to fabricate bioactive glass-ceramics

By Jonathon Foreman / May 17, 2019

An international team of researchers found they could use 3D printing to create Biosilicate® glass-ceramic scaffolds. This method offers low-cost fabrication of bioactive glass-ceramics for biomedical applications.

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Direct-writing additive manufacturing of lead-free piezoelectric parts

By Jonathon Foreman / April 26, 2019

As additive manufacturing techniques become increasingly sophisticated, they offer a way to effectively construct specialized electronic devices. Two recent papers describe different direct-writing AM methods for constructing lead-free piezoelectric parts.

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Microwave processing of glass frit promises significant energy reduction

By Jonathon Foreman / April 9, 2019

Frit produced by researchers in Spain using a pre-production scale microwave processing method compared well to commercial frit prepared in a traditional gas-fired continuous furnace—and it used 64 percent less energy per kilogram of frit to produce.

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Laying the groundwork: Understanding how external fields affect ceramic sintering

By Jonathon Foreman / March 22, 2019

Field-assisted sintering techniques (FAST) offer a way to lower firing temperatures and cycle times of sintering processes. The feature article in the January 2019 issue of Journal of the American Ceramic Society summarizes discussions from a workshop aimed at understanding the mechanisms behind FAST.

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Journal of the American Ceramic Society announces best papers of 2018

By Jonathon Foreman / March 13, 2019

The editors of the Journal of the American Ceramic Society selected 19 articles from among the more than 600 articles published in 2018 that exemplify excellence for the science of advanced ceramics. These articles are posted to JACerS’ “Featured Content” page.

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