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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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Achieving full density—a look at factors hindering densification of bioglass scaffolds

By Jonathon Foreman / September 17, 2019

Most bioglasses, especially the popular 45S5, form weak scaffolds prone to cracking because they do not sinter to full density. Researchers looked to understand the factors hindering densification.

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Nearing the theoretical limit of strength—nanoparticles toughen oxide glass

By Lisa McDonald / August 13, 2019

Reducing oxide glass brittleness is an active area of research. Researchers at the University of California, Los Angeles, created a tough oxide glass with a stress-modulus relationship near the theoretical limit by dispersing nanoparticles in a glass melt.

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Sound science and engineering at all stages of research

By Jonathon Foreman / August 9, 2019

Sound science and engineering occur at all stages of the research process—a fact evident in ACerS journals. See how ACerS promotes sound science throughout the research process in two recent articles published in two ACerS journals.

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Protect MXenes with vitamin C

By Lisa McDonald / July 23, 2019

Researchers at Texas A&M University found antioxidants such as vitamin C keep MXenes from rapidly degrading. Their finding could significantly increase the shelf life of MXenes, which would help industry bring MXene-based technology to fruition.

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Designing advanced ceramics: A review on tape casting of preceramic polymers

By Jonathon Foreman / July 19, 2019

In a recent review article, researchers from the Federal University of Santa Catarina (Brazil) and the University of Limoges (France) look at advances in tape casting of preceramic polymers over the last 20 years.

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No pressure, no problem—researchers create transparent nanoceramics using pressureless crystallization

By Lisa McDonald / July 16, 2019

Transparent ceramics offer advantages over conventional glass and single-crystal technologies—could transparent nanoceramics be even more advantageous? Researchers show how pressureless glass crystallization could offer an easier way to synthesize transparent nanoceramics.

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Koala home offers eco-friendly way to make graphene

By Lisa McDonald / July 9, 2019

Researchers from RMIT University in Australia and the National Institute of Technology Warangal in India found Eucalyptus globulus bark extract can act as a green reducing agent in the chemical synthesis of graphene.

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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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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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