Lisa McDonald

Pantry ingredients help cook cakes and carbon nanotubes equally

By Lisa McDonald / July 2, 2019

Compared to common metallic catalysts, researchers from MIT, Harvard, and NIST found sodium catalysts synthesize carbon nanotubes at far lower temperatures and do not leave residue behind in the final product.

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Set sail on the road to discovery: Chemical map charts course to hundreds of new nitrides

By Lisa McDonald / June 28, 2019

Exploratory synthesis of nitride materials can be a time-consuming and risky venture. A new map of ternary metal nitrides gives scientists a good idea of where to look for new nitrides.

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Ceramic and glass business news of the week

By Lisa McDonald / June 28, 2019

American Concrete Institute releases new repair code, rare earth industry association founded in Belgium, and more ceramic and glass business news of the week for June 28, 2019.

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Video: 120-year-old solar eclipse caught on film

By Lisa McDonald / June 26, 2019

The one and only total solar eclipse of 2019 takes place on July 2. To prepare for the occasion, take a look at the oldest surviving footage of a solar eclipse from 1900.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By Lisa McDonald / June 26, 2019

Graphene identifies stomach-cancer causing bacteria, continuous carbon fiber additive manufacturing, and other materials stories that may be of interest for June 26, 2019.

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Improving water splitting efficiency of tantalum nitride photocatalysts

By Lisa McDonald / June 25, 2019

To improve overall water splitting capability of tantalum nitride photocatalysts, researchers in Japan investigated which tantalum precursors and nitridation times increase efficiency.

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Fabricate MOFs with the power of sound

By Lisa McDonald / June 21, 2019

An Australian research team developed a one-step synthesis and activation technique for metal-organic framework powders that both ensures a high degree of orientation and removes the need for further post-processing steps.

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Ceramic and glass business news of the week

By Lisa McDonald / June 21, 2019

GKN Aerospace opens AM pilot production cell, Corning building more Gen 10.5 glass plants, and more ceramic and glass business news of the week for June 21, 2019.

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Video: 3D print a diamond composite

By Lisa McDonald / June 19, 2019

Diamond, the hardest of the common naturally occurring substances, is almost impossible to form into complex shapes. Engineering company Sandvik developed a 3D printing process for diamond composites that makes complex shapes possible.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By Lisa McDonald / June 19, 2019

Nanostructured diamond metalens, old glass finds new use in concrete, and other materials stories that may be of interest for June 19, 2019.

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