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Good enough for a Nobel—lithium-ion batteries are the focus of this year’s Nobel Prize in Chemistry

By Lisa McDonald / October 11, 2019

On October 9, the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences awarded the 2019 Nobel Prize in Chemistry to three scientists for their work to develop lithium-ion batteries. John Goodenough, a luminary in the field of solid-state physics, is one of this year’s winners—learn more about his history and current research.

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No furnace necessary: Lasers weld ceramics at room temperature

By Lisa McDonald / October 11, 2019

Welding ceramics traditionally requires high temperatures and long-term exposure. Researchers from the University of California, San Diego, and the University of California, Riverside, discovered ceramics can be welded at room temperature using ultrafast pulsed lasers.

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Ceramic and glass business news of the week

By Lisa McDonald / October 11, 2019

Vitrum 2019 showcases Industry 4.0, new book on clean ironmaking and steelmaking processes-efficient technologies, and more ceramic and glass business news of the week for October 11, 2019.

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Video: Celebrate National Nano Day with 100 billion nanometer dash

By Lisa McDonald / October 9, 2019

October 9 is National Nanotechnology Day! Learn about the National Nanotechnology Initiative, a federal research and development initiative to further nanotechnology, and see how different organizations are celebrating Nano Day.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By Lisa McDonald / October 9, 2019

Thermionic emission in graphene, perfect corners in architectural glass, and other materials stories that may be of interest for October 9, 2019.

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From material properties to manufacturing, 2nd annual JACerS Award Symposium showcases best JACerS papers of 2018

By Jonathon Foreman / October 8, 2019

At ACerS 121st Annual Meeting at MS&T19, researchers of 19 articles published in the Journal of the American Ceramic Society were honored for their contributions to ceramics and glass research during the 2nd annual JACerS Award Symposium on October 2.

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Frank inspiration: Hot dogs inspire 3D-printed bioceramic structure to repair bone

By April Gocha / October 8, 2019

An international team of scientists developed a unique 3D printing process to fabricate bioceramic structures—reminiscent of hot dogs—that frankly could be a fantastic solution to repair large bone defects.

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ACerS Annual Meeting wraps up for this year—and gears up for next

By Lisa McDonald / October 4, 2019

ACerS 121st Annual Meeting at MS&T19 wrapped up Thursday, October 3. Check out the highlights from this past week and learn what’s in store for next year!

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Ceramic and glass business news of the week

By Lisa McDonald / October 4, 2019

Gorilla Glass Ford windshield debuts, 3D Glass Solutions moves into new headquarters, and more ceramic and glass business news of the week for October 4, 2019.

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Video: Mug drop, Annual Banquet, and many more awards

By Lisa McDonald / October 2, 2019

The 121st ACerS Annual Meeting, held in conjunction with the 2019 Materials Science & Technology (MS&T19) meeting, continues today in Portland, Ore. See highlights from the event since our last post, including a mug drop contest and Annual Honors and Awards Banquet.

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