Lisa McDonald

Ceramic and glass business news of the week for March 30, 2020

By Lisa McDonald / March 30, 2020

O-I’s distribution center nears completion, Siemens opens AM network to produce medical equipment, and more ceramic and glass business news of the week for March 30, 2020.

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Noisy neighbors? No problem—ceramic-plastic combo might block high-pitched sounds

By Lisa McDonald / March 27, 2020

As people around the world transition to working at home, they face new challenges to focusing—including the sounds of young children stuck home with no school. Two theoretical physicists identified a ceramic-plastic material that can potentially block such high-pitched sounds.

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Video: Capturing virus in glass

By Lisa McDonald / March 25, 2020

Since 2004, British artist Luke Jerram has created glass sculptures depicting various well-known viruses, including AIDS and smallpox. He now has created a glass version of the novel coronavirus as well.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By Lisa McDonald / March 25, 2020

Ancient Egypt pigment aids modern microscopy, new nano strategy fights superbugs, and other materials stories that may be of interest for March 25, 2020.

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Brush your way to a whiter smile—piezocatalysis effect offers nondestructive tooth whitening

By Lisa McDonald / March 24, 2020

Common teeth whitening methods can damage teeth. Researchers in China propose a tooth whitening method based on the piezocatalysis effect may serve as an effective, nondestructive alternative.

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Ceramic and glass business news of the week for March 23, 2020

By Lisa McDonald / March 23, 2020

Vidrala implements carbon absorption project, companies join forces to open U.S. rare-earth mining and processing facilities, and more ceramic and glass business news of the week for March 23, 2020.

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‘MXene’mum production—two improvements in MXene processing

By Lisa McDonald / March 20, 2020

Industry must be able to mass produce high-quality MXenes if MXene-based devices are to take off. Two Drexel groups published papers describing new ways to improve processing, by scaling up production and removing water from chemical synthesis.

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Hidden ceramics that impact the world, plus more inside April 2020 ACerS Bulletin

By Lisa McDonald / March 19, 2020

The April 2020 issue of the ACerS Bulletin—featuring catalytic substrates and filters and silicon nitride implants—is now available online. Plus—second issue of C&GM

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Video: Hagoromo Fulltouch—The chalk hoarding of 2015

By Lisa McDonald / March 18, 2020

In light of the supply hoarding taking place in response to COVID-19, we look at another recent hoarding event: the Hagoromo Fulltouch chalk hoarding of 2015.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By Lisa McDonald / March 18, 2020

Scalable MXene production system, deep learning obstacle overcome, and other materials stories that may be of interest for March 18, 2020.

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