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Posts of (recent) yore: Lisa’s top 5 favorite Ceramic Tech Today posts from 2018

By Lisa McDonald / December 26, 2018

3D-printed housing communities, cutting ‘gummy’ metals, and the science of Stan Lee make Lisa’s list of top five favorite CTT posts from 2018.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By Lisa McDonald / December 26, 2018

New crucible design, point defects in graphene, and other materials stories that may be of interest for December 26, 2018.

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Transparent ceramics: Stronger than Gorilla Glass

By Lisa McDonald / December 21, 2018

Jülich scientists created yttria-coated transparent zirconia ceramics that demonstrated fracture toughness values far higher than tempered glass. Their method is suitable for industrial mass production.

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Ceramic materials engineer a cleaner, safer world in Jan/Feb 2019 issue of ACerS Bulletin, now available online

By Lisa McDonald / December 20, 2018

The January/February 2019 issue of the ACerS Bulletin—featuring two articles looking at clean energy technologies, and the annual summary of National Science Foundation Ceramics Program awards—is now available online.

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Video: The voyage of Voyager 2

By Lisa McDonald / December 19, 2018

Voyager 2 reached interstellar space in November, six years after its twin, Voyager 1. Voyager 2 will use an instrument that broke on Voyager 1 to send new information about interstellar space.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By Lisa McDonald / December 19, 2018

Jello-O-inspired hydrogen fuel catalyst, ingestible capsules, and other materials stories that may be of interest for December 19, 2018.

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A simple way to dope titanium dioxide with nitrogen

By Lisa McDonald / December 14, 2018

Researchers found simple thermal annealing can effectively dope titanium dioxide with nitrogen. Findings like this one can help expand the use of TiO2 in solar energy conversion technologies.

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Video: Driverless cars hit the roads

By Lisa McDonald / December 12, 2018

The first self-driving taxi service launched in the suburbs of Phoenix, Arizona, on December 5. Currently only previous focus group passengers can use the app, but it will eventually open to the public.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By Lisa McDonald / December 12, 2018

Graphene modulates THz wave, single material boosts LED bulb efficiency, and other materials stories that may be of interest for December 12, 2018.

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Research on MXenes expand…and so do the MXenes

By Lisa McDonald / December 7, 2018

A recent study shows that MXenes, a member of the increasingly-researched 2D material family, expand when compressed in the presence of water. This finding holds implications for how MXenes are processed.

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