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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By Lisa McDonald / April 21, 2021

Oxygen migration enables ferroelectricity on nanoscale, 3D-printed material to replace ivory, and other materials stories that may be of interest for April 21, 2021.

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Ceramic and glass business news of the week for April 19, 2021

By Lisa McDonald / April 19, 2021

Project explores design for large floating wind power installations, China’s Ganzhou to launch rare earth waste recycling projects, and more ceramic and glass business news of the week for April 19, 2021.

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Designing optimum biomaterials: Researchers explore relationship among structure, proteins, and cell attachment

By Lisa McDonald / April 16, 2021

In implants and scaffolds containing bioactive glass, the relationship between device structure and biological performance is complicated by the formation of a highly complex interfacial layer. In two papers, Lehigh University researchers begin to untangle the interaction among structure, protein adsorption, and cell attachment.

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Joining of dissimilar materials, plus more inside May 2021 ACerS Bulletin

By Lisa McDonald / April 15, 2021

The May 2021 issue of the ACerS Bulletin—featuring articles on joining of dissimilar materials—is now available online. Plus—FMEA for spark plug design.

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Video: Recent Greenland election sets new course for rare earth mining operations

By Lisa McDonald / April 14, 2021

Greenland is at the center of many recent discussions on establishing new rare earth mining operations outside of China. Greenland’s election on April 6, however, gave a different party its first-ever chance to form a government, which will likely shape the island’s future mining decisions.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By Lisa McDonald / April 14, 2021

Optically active defects improve carbon nanotubes, new injection molding technique allows glass to be cast in any shape, and other materials stories that may be of interest for April 14, 2021.

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Ceramic and glass business news of the week for April 12, 2021

By Lisa McDonald / April 12, 2021

Taiwan Cement announces investment for super battery factory, ACI updates its guide for shotcrete pros, and more ceramic and glass business news of the week for April 12, 2021.

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Video: Making guitars out of glass

By Lisa McDonald / April 7, 2021

Stringed instruments are traditionally made out of wood due to the material’s unique mechanical and acoustical properties. In recent years, musicians have experimented with materials besides wood, and today’s CTT looks at the work of one Florida-based musician who specializes in making guitars out of glass.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By Lisa McDonald / April 7, 2021

New 3D microbatteries, micromirror array in smart windows, and other materials stories that may be of interest for April 7, 2021.

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Researchers confirm existence of unique nonlinear optical response in nanocrystal-in-glass composites

By Lisa McDonald / April 6, 2021

Second-harmonic generation is a nonlinear optical process that allows for the creation of low-power and compact light sources. Researchers in China discovered nanocrystal-in-glass composites exhibit a similar but different phenomenon called transverse second-harmonic generation that would allow for the creation of light sources with expanded capabilities.

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