Lisa McDonald

Ceramic-based biomaterials for tissue engineering and regenerative medicine, plus more inside May 2019 ACerS Bulletin

By Lisa McDonald / April 18, 2019

The May 2019 issue of the ACerS Bulletin—featuring articles on how ceramics contribute to the modern field of biomaterials—is now available online.

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Video: How to image a black hole’s “shadow”

By Lisa McDonald / April 17, 2019

The first image of a black hole was publicly released on April 10. How did a team of over 200 researchers pull off such a feat?

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By Lisa McDonald / April 17, 2019

Fuel rockets with graphene, water that never freezes, and other materials stories that may be of interest for April 17, 2019.

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Flexible glasses in bulk form: A look at sulfur–selenium glasses

By Lisa McDonald / April 16, 2019

While researching the structure of sulfur-selenium glasses, University of California, Davis researchers discovered something exciting—these glasses are flexible in bulk form!

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Predicting macroscale friction in clay-like materials using microscale calculations

By Lisa McDonald / April 12, 2019

Japanese researchers found they could explain macroscopic friction in muscovite using theoretical calculations of microscale frictional forces. They hope to develop a theory that can explain frictional strength across a broad range of clay and clay-like minerals.

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Ceramic and glass business news of the week

By Lisa McDonald / April 12, 2019

Innolith AG brings 1,000 km EV within range, Giatec unveils first AI program for concrete, and more ceramic and glass business news of the week for April 12, 2019.

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Video: Transparent wood is not only see-through—it can store and release heat too!

By Lisa McDonald / April 10, 2019

By adding polyethylene glycol to delignified wood, researchers from the KTH Royal Institute of Technology created transparent wood that can store and release heat. They estimate this wood could be available for interior design purposes in as little as five years.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By Lisa McDonald / April 10, 2019

Using bacteria to prevent potholes, high-tech material in a salt crust, and other materials stories that may be of interest for April 10, 2019.

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Detecting damage in concrete structures: Tubular smart aggregates hold advantage over patch-based and spherical sensors

By Lisa McDonald / April 9, 2019

In a recent study, researchers proposed a tubular design for smart aggregates that can monitor structural health of concrete structures, a design that could overcome limitations faced by patch-based and spherical sensors.

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Vacuum plasma spraying: A different way to apply UHTC coatings

By Lisa McDonald / April 5, 2019

Ultra-high temperature ceramic coatings are conventionally applied to composites using chemical vapor deposition. In a recent study, researchers from Korea experimented with applying UHTC coatings using a vacuum plasma spray process instead.

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