Lisa McDonald

Ceramic and glass business news of the week for October 25, 2021

By Lisa McDonald / October 25, 2021

Kyocera to build two new plants for ceramic component, DOE announces new $2.5 million prize to support diversity in innovation, and more ceramic and glass business news of the week for October 25, 2021.

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ACerS 123rd Annual Meeting at MS&T21 highlights ACerS commitment to diversity

By Lisa McDonald / October 22, 2021

More than 1,000 people registered to attend the in-person ACerS 123rd Annual Meeting at MS&T21 in Columbus, Ohio, on Oct. 17–20, 2021. Read a summary of all that occurred during the four-day conference.

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A ‘hole’ new approach to metalens design

By Lisa McDonald / October 22, 2021

Traditionally, metalenses use nanoscale arrays of columns or fin-like structures to focus light. In a new open-access paper, researchers at the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences developed a metalens that uses very deep, very narrow holes instead.

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A meeting in photos: ACerS 123rd Annual Meeting at MS&T21

By Lisa McDonald / October 20, 2021

ACerS 123rd Annual Meeting at MS&T21 took place Oct. 17–20, 2021, in Columbus, Ohio. See a highlight of the events that took place, and keep an eye out for the full write-up on Friday.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By Lisa McDonald / October 20, 2021

Metalens focuses light with ultradeep holes, super stable glass, and other materials stories that may be of interest for October 20, 2021.

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Ceramic and glass business news of the week for October 18, 2021

By Lisa McDonald / October 18, 2021

Construction starts on first Saudi Arabian soda ash production plant, RWE and PPC Renewables to develop solar projects in Greece, and more ceramic and glass business news of the week for October 18, 2021.

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The potential of pultrusion to produce shape memory polymer composites

By Lisa McDonald / October 15, 2021

The highly automated and continuous pultrusion process offers several benefits over traditional manufacturing processes. Researchers led by Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology explored the potential of pultrusion to produce shape memory polymer composites.

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Video: Celebrating Hispanic scientists during National Hispanic Heritage Month

By Lisa McDonald / October 13, 2021

In honor of National Hispanic Heritage Month, which ends this Friday October 15, we take a look at a few Hispanic scientists whose research has made a big impact on today’s world.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By Lisa McDonald / October 13, 2021

Solar parks can cool surrounding land, smuggling light through opaque materials, and other materials stories that may be of interest for October 13, 2021.

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Melting the unmeltable—new method extends the range of meltable MOF materials

By Lisa McDonald / October 12, 2021

Fabricating metal-organic frameworks in a glassy phase is a successful way to synthesize these materials for bulk production. However, some MOFs decompose before reaching the melting temperature and so cannot be turned into a glass. Researchers in Germany and the U.K. found a way to melt these unmeltable MOFs by adding ionic liquid to the compound.

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