Ceramic Tech Today

Digital light processing allows for design of fine-featured bioceramic scaffolds

By Lisa McDonald / August 12, 2022

Digital light processing is one of the most promising additive manufacturing technologies for preparing ceramic scaffolds with complicated fine features. Three recent studies by several groups in China explore the use of this technique to fabricate bioceramic scaffolds for medical applications.

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Video: Minerals Security Partnership advances multinational commitment to bolstering critical mineral supply chains

By Lisa McDonald / August 10, 2022

The Minerals Security Partnership, announced during the annual Prospectors & Developers Association of Canada convention in mid-June 2022, is an 11-member multinational partnership initiative that aims to bolster critical mineral supply chains. Learn more about who is involved and India’s possible interest in joining the partnership.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By Lisa McDonald / August 10, 2022

Shrimp shell nanoparticles strengthen cement, silicon microparticles enhance Li-ion batteries, and other materials stories that may be of interest for August 10, 2022.

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With safety and performance, ceramic batteries are in the works

By Jonathon Foreman / August 9, 2022

Substantial ceramics research projects are looking to address issues with current lithium-based battery technologies. A selection of recent papers in ACerS journals highlights some of the efforts toward new electrolyte, cathode, and anode materials.

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Introduction to “Glass relaxation” for Glass: Then and Now

By Jonathon Foreman / August 5, 2022

As part of the IYoG celebrations, ACerS’ “Glass: Then and Now” series is highlighting ACerS journal articles each month that support advancement in glass science and technology. The focus this month is glass relaxation.

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Clarifying the definition and role of nucleating agents within glass-ceramic systems

By Lisa McDonald / August 5, 2022

Much research has taken place on glass-ceramics since its discovery in the 1950s. However, the nucleation process within glass-ceramics still is not understood across all glass systems, nor is the specific role of nucleating agents. Researchers in the United States and Brazil aimed to help advance research in this area by clarifying some terms and effects for the glass-ceramics community.

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Breakout sessions, award presentations, and a 3D-printed anteater highlight Cements 2022

By Erica Zimmerman / August 3, 2022

The 12th Advances in Cement-Based Materials meeting, which took place July 10–13, 2022, at the University of California, Irvine, featured a variety of events, including a poster session, the Della Roy Lecture—and a 3D-printed anteater!

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Video: Heat waves and drought threaten structural stability of French homes

By Lisa McDonald / August 3, 2022

In addition to the health impacts of Europe’s current record-setting heat waves and drought, the weather is leading more houses to experience structural damage as the underlying soil dries and contracts. Subsidence-related damages are a major problem for French homeowners, and insurers and the government have been in talks over how to better handle such damage claims.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By Lisa McDonald / August 3, 2022

Nanodiamonds detect temperatures inside cells, assessing emerging transistor performance, and other materials stories that may be of interest for August 3, 2022.

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CHIPS+ nears the finish line after two plus years of discussion

By Lisa McDonald / August 2, 2022

On July 28, 2022, the United States House of Representatives approved the CHIPS and Science Act of 2022, sending the legislation to President Joe Biden for his signature. This act, colloquially called CHIPS+, contains bipartisan semiconductor funding and innovation policy measures that have been in the works since the Trump administration.

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