Manufacturing

Making cheaper, small-diameter carbon nanotubes from carbon dioxide

By Faye Oney / June 5, 2018

Researchers at Vanderbilt University are making something useful out of carbon dioxide pulled from the air: Small-diameter carbon nanotubes. Their CNTs are not only higher quality, but the process to make them is cheaper than current methods.

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Concrete goes ‘green’ with addition of graphene

By Faye Oney / May 29, 2018

Scientists from the University of Exeter have developed a process for producing an environmentally-friendly concrete that incorporates graphene at the nanoscale. The new concrete material is stronger and more water resistant than existing concretes.

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What can ancient Roman structures tell us about improving durability for cementitious materials? This and much more inside June/July 2018 ACerS Bulletin

By Faye Oney / May 18, 2018

The June/July 2018 issue of the ACerS Bulletin is now available online. You’ll find stories about how ancient concrete is providing insights into new durable concrete, perspectives from students, and much more.

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New simpler recycling process extracts rare-earth magnets from discarded electronics

By Faye Oney / May 11, 2018

Researchers have developed a simple process for extracting rare-earth magnets from discarded electronic devices. Their method reduces manufactured waste and recycles materials into magnets for other uses.

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Carbon combines with solar energy to purify water in high-performance method

By Faye Oney / May 8, 2018

Researchers have developed a novel water purification process using solar energy and carbon-coated paper. Their method could eventually be scalable for purifying water in third-world countries or in areas cut off from water due to recent disasters.

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Sintering smaller grains to build stronger ceramics

By April Gocha / May 8, 2018

Researchers at the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory have hit a new low—while their previous work with environmentally controlled pressure assisted sintering achieved grain sizes as small as 28 nm, they now report grain sizes of just 3.6 nm.

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It’s a wrap! Ceramics Expo 2018 proves to be successful blend of learning, networking, and sales leads

By Faye Oney / May 4, 2018

Ceramics Expo 2018 wrapped up the week with Industry Benchpress panel discussion, ACerS short courses, and more business leads on the expo floor. Save the dates—April 30–May 1 for Ceramics Expo 2019!

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Ceramics Expo 2018 day 2—Learning, networking, building relationships

By Faye Oney / May 3, 2018

Day 2 of Ceramics Expo 2018 was just as bustling—if not more so—than opening day. Sessions at the Conference at Ceramics Expo discussed advanced ceramics in automotive applications, computational modeling in ceramic processing, and much more.

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Ceramics Expo opens with crowded expo, leadership panel

By Faye Oney / May 2, 2018

Ceramics Expo 2018 officially kicked off on Tuesday with a discussion and overview of the advanced ceramic and glass industry, challenges for research and manufacturing, and areas for future growth.

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ACerS is ready for Ceramics Expo 2018!

By Faye Oney / May 1, 2018

The Cleveland I-X Center was a bustle of activity yesterday as exhibitors set up their booths in preparation for the 4th Ceramics Expo, May 1–3, 2018. Stop by ACerS booth (#308) at the Expo for prizes, giveaways, experts, and information!

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