ACerS Spotlight

Ultracapacitor buses in Shanghai

By / October 23, 2009

Sinautec Automobile Technologies is making mini and full-scale municipal buses powered only by ultracapacitors, can be recharged by a mobile recharging unit that combines large photovoltaic array and a vertical wind turbine

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Women in MSE Reception at MS&T

By / October 23, 2009

6–7 p.m., Wednesday, October 28 The four professional societies of Materials Science & Technology 2009 invite all women attending the conference to participate in the Women in Materials Science and Engineering Reception. The inaugural event will be held Wednesday from 6 to 7 p.m. in the Westmoreland Central room of the Westin Convention Center. Registration…

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Los Alamos National Laboratory’s high-temperature superconducting tape

By / October 16, 2009

Los Alamos National Lab has been working to develop high-volume production processes for making a thin, flexible tape that operates as a superconductor at liquid nitrogen temperatures and can carry 3 million amps per cm2.

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Aeroclay – Aerogel Research at Case Western

By / October 15, 2009

This presentation features some of the aerogel work of David Schiraldi’s group at CWRU.

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University of Missouri’s blast-resistant glass

By / October 15, 2009

This new video from the University of Missouri demonstrates a special explosion-resistant glass that may offer protection to federal buildings, other critical infrastructures and even residences vulnerable to hurricanes.

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National Renewable Energy Lab’s Center for Photovoltaics

By / October 15, 2009

The DOE’s National Renewable Energy Lab has produced this new video that provides an excellent overview of the labs past and present work, including multijunction PV cells, thin-film PVs, deposition process development, PV calibration and real-world outdoor testing.

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NASA’s inflatable ceramic heat shield

By / October 15, 2009

An inflatable heat shield was successfully tested, demonstrating for the first time that light, flexible devices could be used to protect a spacecraft as it enters the atmosphere at hypersonic speeds.

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Visit the Alfred Univ. Student Art Display at MS&T’09

By / October 15, 2009

Arun Wagh, chair of the ACerS Art Division, has organized a display at MS&T’09 featuring ceramic art pieces made  by graduate students in the Alfred University Division of Ceramic Art.    Various sculptures and ceramic vessels will be on display Tuesday and Wednesday in the Expo Hall at the Convention Center.    Two MFA students from Alfred…

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First call for 2010 award nominations

By / October 12, 2009

Distinguished Life… Jeppson… Kingery… Purdy… Coble… Spriggs. These are just a few of the awards that will presented to deserving winners in October 2010 in Houston, Texas at the ACerS 112th Annual Meeting. It sounds like a long ways away, but it’ll be here before you know it, so start thinking of worthy nominees and…

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Wanted: Ceramographic Entries for MS&T’09

By / October 6, 2009

Did you know that 12 of the winning entries in the Basic Science Division’s upcoming Ceramographic Competition will be published on the back cover of the Journal of the American Ceramic Society in 2010?    Not only that, but all winners receive prize money, and the Best in Show poster wins the coveted Roland B. Snow award.    The competition is…

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