Lisa McDonald, Author at The American Ceramic Society

Lisa McDonald

Video: ‘Hammer’ home the difference between liquid glass and tempered glass screen protectors

By Lisa McDonald / July 17, 2019

When it comes to smartphone screen protectors, you can choose between plastic, glass—and liquid glass. See how liquid glass screen protectors compare to tempered glass and uncovered screens when put through a few DIY scratch tests.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By Lisa McDonald / July 17, 2019

Preventing MXene degradation, glass-specific periodic table of elements, and other materials stories that may be of interest for July 17, 2019.

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No pressure, no problem—researchers create transparent nanoceramics using pressureless crystallization

By Lisa McDonald / July 16, 2019

Transparent ceramics offer advantages over conventional glass and single-crystal technologies—could transparent nanoceramics be even more advantageous? Researchers show how pressureless glass crystallization could offer an easier way to synthesize transparent nanoceramics.

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Cathodoluminescent lamps: A clean and energy-efficient complement to LEDs

By Lisa McDonald / July 12, 2019

Cathodoluminescent lamps offer a clean and energy-efficient alternative to incandescents and compact fluorescent bulbs. Now, researchers have created cathodoluminescent lamps using specially-designed carbon fiber bundles.

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Ceramic and glass business news of the week

By Lisa McDonald / July 12, 2019

United Arab Emirates opens world’s largest solar farm, ASTM launches new concrete test method, and more ceramic and glass business news of the week for July 11, 2019.

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Video: Transparent aluminum—from Star Trek to (almost) reality

By Lisa McDonald / July 10, 2019

First introduced in the 1986 Star Trek movie “The Voyage Home”, transparent aluminum is now (almost) reality. Learn how researchers are using transparent aluminum compounds to produce lighter, thinner armor.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By Lisa McDonald / July 10, 2019

Producing graphene from carbon dioxide, native ferroelectric material, and other materials stories that may be of interest for July 10, 2019.

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Koala home offers eco-friendly way to make graphene

By Lisa McDonald / July 9, 2019

Researchers from RMIT University in Australia and the National Institute of Technology Warangal in India found Eucalyptus globulus bark extract can act as a green reducing agent in the chemical synthesis of graphene.

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Ceramic and glass business news of the week

By Lisa McDonald / July 5, 2019

AdTech Ceramics receives Gold Tier Supplier Award, pilot project to test concrete thermal energy storage, and more ceramic and glass business news of the week for July 5, 2019.

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Video: Diffraction glasses enhance any 4th of July fireworks display

By Lisa McDonald / July 3, 2019

Looking for a way to spice up your annual 4th of July fireworks display? Diffraction glasses can enhance the colors to a whole new level!

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