Lisa McDonald, Author at The American Ceramic Society

Lisa McDonald

Oxygen-11: The lightest-ever isotope of oxygen

By Lisa McDonald / May 17, 2019

Though discovering new elements beyond the 118 confirmed will be difficult, there are abundant opportunities for isotope discovery. The first new isotope confirmed in 2019 is oxygen-11, the lightest-ever form of oxygen to date.

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Ceramic and glass business news of the week

By Lisa McDonald / May 17, 2019

Saab announces US advanced manufacturing site, glass and glazing prices increase, and more ceramic and glass business news of the week for May 17, 2019.

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Video: The physics of exploding concrete

By Lisa McDonald / May 15, 2019

What causes explosive spalling of concrete? Researchers from Empa, the University of Grenoble, and the Institut Laue-Langevin performed neutron tomography on exploding concrete cubes to find out.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By Lisa McDonald / May 15, 2019

Fluoride improves perovskite stability, salt batteries store heat, and other materials stories that may be of interest for May 15, 2019.

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Learn about “Science for Potters” this Mother’s Day—an essential reading for ceramic artists!

By Lisa McDonald / May 14, 2019

“Science for Potters” covers those aspects of science that are useful to potters and that help to give a deeper understanding of ceramic materials and processes. Save 30 percent when you order your copy by Thursday, May 16.

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Coal-derived quantum dots offer basis for effective antioxidant

By Lisa McDonald / May 14, 2019

Coal can cause serious health issues when burned as a fuel. But when used as a source of graphene quantum dots, it could help treat traumatic injuries, as Rice University researchers and their colleagues show in new research.

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More advances in 3D-printed glass

By Lisa McDonald / May 10, 2019

Additive manufacturing of glass is still a ways from industrial capacity, but research in this field is gaining steam. Two recently published papers detail two ways to 3D print glass—laser powder bed fusion, and fused filament fabrication.

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Ceramic and glass business news of the week

By Lisa McDonald / May 10, 2019

Renewable energy to surpass coal production, graphene-infused concrete research, and more ceramic and glass business news of the week for May 10, 2019.

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Video: Create nacre in the lab—and maybe on the moon!

By Lisa McDonald / May 8, 2019

An international team of researchers developed a cost-effective and environmentally friendly method for creating nacre, which could be used in a wide range of applications, from biomedical implants to moon habitats.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By Lisa McDonald / May 8, 2019

Transforming waste heat into clean energy, watching concrete explode, and other materials stories that may be of interest for May 8, 2019.

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