Lisa McDonald, Author at The American Ceramic Society

Lisa McDonald

Borophene, graphene’s lesser-known cousin, advances as 2D materials platform

By Lisa McDonald / March 22, 2019

Borophene, a 2D sheet of boron atoms, is extremely flexible, strong, and lightweight—even more so than graphene, its carbon-based cousin. Researchers at Brookhaven National Laboratory and Yale University have succeeded in growing large-area sheets of borophene for the first time.

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Ceramic and glass business news of the week

By Lisa McDonald / March 22, 2019

GE Aviation to expand Auburn facility, Bormioli Pharma plans Italian plant investment, and more ceramic and glass business news of the week for March 22, 2019.

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Ceramics in the skies! Materials for aerospace plus more inside April 2019 ACerS Bulletin

By Lisa McDonald / March 21, 2019

The April 2019 issue of the ACerS Bulletin—featuring four articles looking at ceramics for aerospace, particularly ceramic matrix composites—is now available online.

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Video: Search for an ideal anti-fog coating “heats” up the competition

By Lisa McDonald / March 20, 2019

ETH Zurich researchers developed an anti-fog coating that works by absorbing sunlight and generating heat rather than being hydrophilic, like other common anti-fog sprays. The researchers are collaborating with an industry partner to bring their coating to market.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By Lisa McDonald / March 20, 2019

Improving Li-ion batteries using nanodots, scalable graphene yarn, and other materials stories that may be of interest for March 20, 2019.

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Welding glass to metal: ‘Breakthrough’ expands realm of manufacturing possibilities

By Lisa McDonald / March 19, 2019

Researchers from Heriot-Watt University and industry successfully welded glass and metal together using an ultrafast laser microwelding process. They are now developing a prototype for the laser processing system to take it closer to commercialization.

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Achieving optimal thermal insulators: A review on progress creating highly porous rare-earth silicates

By Lisa McDonald / March 15, 2019

In a recent review article, ACerS director Jingyang Wang and colleagues take a look at progress on optimal processing and properties of highly porous rare-earth silicate thermal insulators.

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Ceramic and glass business news of the week

By Lisa McDonald / March 15, 2019

Owens-Illinois expanding plant in France, Corning recognized as top global supplier, and more ceramic and glass business news of the week for March 15, 2019.

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Video: ‘Tires as propellers’ for flying cars is a neat concept—but (probably) not possible

By Lisa McDonald / March 13, 2019

Goodyear released a concept design for AERO, a two-in-one airless tire that serves as both tire and propeller in future flying cars. Though realizing such a design may not be possible, it can trigger discussion about future directions for technology development.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By Lisa McDonald / March 13, 2019

Smoothing wrinkles in graphene, engineering plants, and other materials stories that may be of interest for March 13, 2019.

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