ACerS Spotlight

SNL’s Self-Assembling Process for Fabricating Tailored Thin Films

By / June 18, 2009

From Sandia National Lab, this video demonstrates what is a relatively simple, economical nanotechnology coating process that enables development of nanoparticle thin films with architectures and properties unattainable by any other processing method.

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SLAC National Accelerator Lab’s X-ray laser achieves “first light”

By / June 18, 2009

Materials research got a great new tool in late April, 2009 when the Linac Coherent Light Source high-energy laser came to life at the SLAC National Accelerator Lab in Menlo Park, Calif.

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By / June 9, 2009

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Cracking a Safe With Glass Relockers

By / June 8, 2009

Never heard of “glass relockers”? That’s okay. Most people haven’t.

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By / June 4, 2009

You must be a member of The American Ceramic Society to view this content. Login or join today. To learn more about all ACerS has to offer, review the new…

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Making Glass Fiber for Fiber-Optic Applications

By / May 28, 2009

This video is an introductory look at the fundamentals of preparing, coating, drawing and annealing the thin threads of glass used in fiber optics.

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‘Emerging Opportunities for Ceramic Science and Engineering’ symposium added to MS&T’09

By / May 21, 2009

MS&T’09 organizers have added a new symposium that will delve into the new and improved ceramic materials and how they are enabling scientists and engineers to develop important new energy-efficient…

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PNNL’s Smart Charger Controller

By / May 21, 2009

This video demonstrates Pacific Northwest National Lab’s Smart Charger hardware and software system for optimizing the recharging, say, of a hybrid or all-electric vehicle.

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Concentrated Solar Power

By / May 21, 2009

Here is a video that demonstrates the scale and operations of one such utility-sized system. This features Nevada Solar One, a 64 MW CSP project that went online in 2007. NSO is supposed to be producing more than 130,000 million KWh each year.

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Skyline Solar’s Utility-Scale PV-Concentrating System Demonstration

By / May 21, 2009

This video demonstrates Skyline Solar’s High Gain Solar arrays technology that it claims will bring the cost of solar power to competitive levels in the normal electricity market.

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