Ceramic Tech Today

Introduction to “Viscosity and fictive temperature” for Glass: Then and Now

By Jonathon Foreman / July 1, 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 viscosity and fictive temperature.

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Illuminating the past through modern techniques: A review of computer-based methods for archaeological pottery analysis

By Lisa McDonald / July 1, 2022

Computer-based methods aid in identification, classification, and reconstruction of ancient artifacts. A recent review paper outlines the strengths and weaknesses of current state-of-the-art computer-based methods for analyzing archaeological pottery.

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Video: Upgrade your barbecue with ‘squeezable’ glass bottles

By Lisa McDonald / June 29, 2022

Though glass bottles have numerous advantages over plastic bottles, they lack the squeezability factor to easily eject their contents. Two entrepreneurs in the U.K. designed a silicon rubber attachment for glass bottles that gives them the squeezability factor.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By Lisa McDonald / June 29, 2022

Boron nitride nanotube fibers get real, world’s largest liquid mirror telescope, and other materials stories that may be of interest for June 29, 2022.

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The microscopist’s dilemma: How to take advantage of an abundance of data

By Eileen De Guire / June 28, 2022

Storing data generated by sophisticated microscopy instruments is quite easy, but accessing, interpreting, and acting on the terabytes of data is challenging. Two recent papers offer interesting approaches to interacting with electron microscopes and the data they produce.

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Boron nitride nanosheets show promise as antibacterial drugs

By Lisa McDonald / June 24, 2022

Some materials being investigated for use as antimicrobial agents face the limitation that they cannot tell the difference between bacteria and mammalian cells. Researchers led by Soochow University found boron nitride nanosheets do not face this limitation.

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Video: US mining companies lay plans for domestic rare earth processing facilities

By Lisa McDonald / June 22, 2022

Mining rare earth ores is only the first step in securing the rare earths supply chain. These ores must undergo refining processes, and China controls nearly all of the world’s rare earth processing facilities. Two U.S. mining companies, MP Materials and USA Rare Earth, plan to open domestic rare earth processing facilities within the next year.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By Lisa McDonald / June 22, 2022

Exfoliate hBN nanosheets, automate semiconductor research, and other materials stories that may be of interest for June 22, 2022.

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So you want to be a journal editor: A primer for young researchers

By Jonathon Foreman / June 21, 2022

When applying to be a journal editor, specific important achievements can help elevate your candidacy above other researchers. Learn how to set yourself up for success when entering the field of journal editing.

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New design for electrochemical membrane reactors improves long-term stability and efficiency of hydrogen production

By Lisa McDonald / June 21, 2022

Chemical storage offers a potentially easier way to transport hydrogen, but there is room to improve the way in which hydrogen is extracted from the carrier compound. Researchers led by CoorsTek Membrane Sciences designed a new electrochemical membrane reactor that achieves more than 99% hydrogen extraction efficacy.

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