Lisa McDonald

Ceramic and glass business news of the week for June 1, 2020

By Lisa McDonald / June 1, 2020

NSG Pilkington site becomes fully decarbonized, Lucideon and PCL Ceramics join forces, and more ceramic and glass business news of the week for June 1, 2020.

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Not just the edges—defects impart electrocatalytic properties to entire graphene surface

By Lisa McDonald / May 29, 2020

Defects in a material’s structure offer scientists a way to alter certain material properties. In a new study, three researchers in Russia investigate how different defects in graphene alter the material’s electron transfer kinetics.

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Video: Pursuing carbon capture at the industrial scale

By Lisa McDonald / May 27, 2020

Carbon capture and storage is one method the global cement industry is investigating to reduce carbon dioxide emissions. An ongoing study in Norway could become the world’s first cement plant to use this technology at full scale.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By Lisa McDonald / May 27, 2020

Spreadable solid-state battery interlayer, why paste materials harden, and other materials stories that may be of interest for May 27, 2020.

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Exploring the mechanical behavior of MOF glasses

By Lisa McDonald / May 26, 2020

Metal-organic frameworks have immense potential in various applications but are difficult to synthesize in bulk. Fabricating MOFs in the glassy phase provides the necessary stability for bulk synthesis, and two new studies investigate the mechanical properties of these unique glasses.

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Ceramic and glass business news of the week for May 25, 2020

By Lisa McDonald / May 25, 2020

Norway cement plant moves forward on carbon capture, webinar on Mexican glass industry, and more ceramic and glass business news of the week for May 25, 2020.

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Bioactive glasses meet dendritic cells—exploring effects of bioactive glass ionic dissolution on the immune system

By Lisa McDonald / May 22, 2020

Bioactive glasses are considered biocompatible—but there still is much unknown about how these glasses interact with the immune system. In a recent open-access study, researchers in Germany explored how ions released during bioactive glass dissolution affect dendritic cells, a specialized immune cell that plays a crucial role in initiating primary immune responses.

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Video: Inflatable bike negates need for parking space

By Lisa McDonald / May 20, 2020

Bike sales have increased rapidly since bike shops in the U.S. reopened. However, though more people are using this form of transportation, many cities are ill equipped to handle large numbers of cyclists. In a proof-of-concept study, The University of Tokyo researchers offer one way to address lack of parking space—inflatable bikes.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By Lisa McDonald / May 20, 2020

Manipulate light on the nanoscale, electronic diodes beyond 5G performance, and other materials stories that may be of interest for May 20, 2020.

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Ceramic and glass business news of the week for May 18, 2020

By Lisa McDonald / May 18, 2020

Glass experts help to secure £1.5m funding for energy projects, Indian refractory makers hit hard, and more ceramic and glass business news of the week for May 18, 2020.

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