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Diamond is hard to beat: Experiment finds wBN indentation strength lower than diamond

By Lisa McDonald / September 27, 2019

In 2009, a theoretical simulation predicted wurtzite boron nitride had an indentation strength higher than diamond. Now, researchers in China and Saudi Arabia experimentally measured wBN’s hardness—and found it much closer to cubic boron nitride instead.

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Ceramic and glass business news of the week

By Lisa McDonald / September 27, 2019

Nabertherm announces new sales director North America, DOE selects winners of Battery Recycling Prize, and more ceramic and glass business news of the week for September 27, 2019.

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Video: Is it a fish? Is it a bird? It’s a flying squid robot!

By Lisa McDonald / September 25, 2019

A vehicle that moves in both air and water presents fundamental physical challenges, particularly during the transition from water to air. Imperial College London researchers, inspired by flying squid, developed a robot that handles the water/air transition exceptionally well.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By Lisa McDonald / September 25, 2019

Manipulate viscosity of shear-thickening fluids, high hole mobility in gallium nitride, and other materials stories that may be of interest for September 25, 2019.

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Bite begone! GO-lined clothing offers chemical-free approach to mosquito bite prevention

By Lisa McDonald / September 24, 2019

Mosquitos spread infectious diseases, so scientists are searching for ways to stop them from biting humans. Researchers at Brown University discovered fabric containing graphene oxide films acts as both a physical and chemical barrier against mosquito bites.

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PLA processing strikes again: Wafer-scale graphene devices created at room temperature

By Lisa McDonald / September 20, 2019

To advance carbon-based technologies, simpler techniques to process carbon materials are needed. Researchers at North Carolina State University actively investigate pulsed laser annealing for this purpose and recently discovered the technique can create reduced graphene oxide.

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Ceramic and glass business news of the week

By Lisa McDonald / September 20, 2019

Largest battery installation in New York State, global renewable energy initiative, and more ceramic and glass business news of the week for September 20, 2019.

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China—Tradition and transformation, plus more inside October/November 2019 ACerS Bulletin

By Lisa McDonald / September 19, 2019

The October/November 2019 issue of the ACerS Bulletin—featuring articles on technological advances in China and data storage technologies—is now available online. Plus—ACerS leaders 2019–2020

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Video: The rising popularity of fiber cement siding

By Lisa McDonald / September 18, 2019

Fiber cement is an increasingly popular material for house siding. Find out the history of the material, how it compares to other common siding materials, and how it is produced.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By Lisa McDonald / September 18, 2019

“Blackest black” material to date, new fabrication process for transparent glass heaters, and other materials stories that may be of interest for September 18, 2019.

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