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MIT’s Nocera: Non-Platinum Electrolysis Catalyst Available

By / April 8, 2009

MIT researcher Daniel Nocera explains his apparently successful efforts to cut down on the use of costly platinum now used in catalysts to produce hydrogen.

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2008 Friedberg Lecture: Hunting the Perovskite Range – Harlan Anderson

By / March 14, 2009

Anderson discusses the properties and characteristics of this unique class of ceramics which allow them to be utilized both as electrical insulators as well as electrical conductors.

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2008 Orton Lecture: A Retrospective and Perspective – Jeffrey Brinker

By / March 14, 2009

Brinker’s research interestes include silica sol-gel chemistry, inorganic polymers, controlled porosity materials, fundamentals of film formation, and more.

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2008 Sosman Lecture: Interfacial Kinetic Engineering: How Far Have We Come Since Kingery’s Inaugural Sosman Address? – Martin P. Harmer

By / March 14, 2009

In his opening Sosman Memorial lecture in 1973, Kingery proposed a set of plausible concepts which he considered to be necessary and sufficient for the interpretation of ceramic grain-boundary phenomena, which provided an early foundation for conducting interfacial kinetic engineering.

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2008 Della Roy Lecture: Understanding Frost Damage – George Scherer

By / March 14, 2009

Frost damage to concrete is a serious problem that has been intensively studied for decades, yet the mechanisms are not clearly understood.

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