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Laying the groundwork: Understanding how external fields affect ceramic sintering

By Jonathon Foreman / March 22, 2019

Field-assisted sintering techniques (FAST) offer a way to lower firing temperatures and cycle times of sintering processes. The feature article in the January 2019 issue of Journal of the American Ceramic Society summarizes discussions from a workshop aimed at understanding the mechanisms behind FAST.

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Borophene, graphene’s lesser-known cousin, advances as 2D materials platform

By Lisa McDonald / March 22, 2019

Borophene, a 2D sheet of boron atoms, is extremely flexible, strong, and lightweight—even more so than graphene, its carbon-based cousin. Researchers at Brookhaven National Laboratory and Yale University have succeeded in growing large-area sheets of borophene for the first time.

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Ceramic and glass business news of the week

By Lisa McDonald / March 22, 2019

GE Aviation to expand Auburn facility, Bormioli Pharma plans Italian plant investment, and more ceramic and glass business news of the week for March 22, 2019.

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Ceramics in the skies! Materials for aerospace plus more inside April 2019 ACerS Bulletin

By Lisa McDonald / March 21, 2019

The April 2019 issue of the ACerS Bulletin—featuring four articles looking at ceramics for aerospace, particularly ceramic matrix composites—is now available online.

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Video: Search for an ideal anti-fog coating “heats” up the competition

By Lisa McDonald / March 20, 2019

ETH Zurich researchers developed an anti-fog coating that works by absorbing sunlight and generating heat rather than being hydrophilic, like other common anti-fog sprays. The researchers are collaborating with an industry partner to bring their coating to market.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By Lisa McDonald / March 20, 2019

Improving Li-ion batteries using nanodots, scalable graphene yarn, and other materials stories that may be of interest for March 20, 2019.

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Welding glass to metal: ‘Breakthrough’ expands realm of manufacturing possibilities

By Lisa McDonald / March 19, 2019

Researchers from Heriot-Watt University and industry successfully welded glass and metal together using an ultrafast laser microwelding process. They are now developing a prototype for the laser processing system to take it closer to commercialization.

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Achieving optimal thermal insulators: A review on progress creating highly porous rare-earth silicates

By Lisa McDonald / March 15, 2019

In a recent review article, ACerS director Jingyang Wang and colleagues take a look at progress on optimal processing and properties of highly porous rare-earth silicate thermal insulators.

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Ceramic and glass business news of the week

By Lisa McDonald / March 15, 2019

Owens-Illinois expanding plant in France, Corning recognized as top global supplier, and more ceramic and glass business news of the week for March 15, 2019.

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Journal of the American Ceramic Society announces best papers of 2018

By Jonathon Foreman / March 13, 2019

The editors of the Journal of the American Ceramic Society selected 19 articles from among the more than 600 articles published in 2018 that exemplify excellence for the science of advanced ceramics. These articles are posted to JACerS’ “Featured Content” page.

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