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Ferroelectric crystal(lizes) next-gen optical communication idea

By Lisa McDonald / February 15, 2019

A research collaboration achieved ferroelectric domain reversal in single-crystal-architecture-in-glass (SCAG) optical fibers, in spite of the crystals being constrained inside glass. Their research could revolutionize optical data transmission technology.

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Ceramic and glass business news of the week

By Lisa McDonald / February 15, 2019

Micromeritics instrument operator training schedule released, AM resin database finalized, and more ceramic and glass business news of the week for February 15, 2019.

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Video: Safe structural batteries with a cartilage-like design

By Lisa McDonald / February 13, 2019

For structural batteries to serve as both an energy source and a construction material, they must be light, strong, safe, and have high load-bearing capacity. New research suggests modeling the solid electrolyte after cartilage could fulfill all these requirements.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By Lisa McDonald / February 13, 2019

Nanoparticles may promote cancer metastasis, ceramic sensors for bridge strain, and other materials stories that may be of interest for February 13, 2019.

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Optical fibers shake up earthquake monitoring systems

By Lisa McDonald / February 12, 2019

A team of Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory researchers showed “dark fibers,” unused fiber-optic cables that crisscross the United States underground, could be co-opted to serve as sensors in earthquake monitoring systems.

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From atomic scale to macroscale, ripplocations describe deformation of layered solids

By Lisa McDonald / February 8, 2019

How do layered solids deform? According to new research at Drexel University, “ripplocations” account for most deformations in layered solids, from the atomic scale to the macroscale.

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Ceramic and glass business news of the week

By Lisa McDonald / February 8, 2019

ZEISS develops first multifunctional smart glass, study offers complete picture of lithium-ion battery performance, and more ceramic and glass business news of the week for February 8, 2019.

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ICACC organizers dodge curveballs and make conference a success

By Eileen De Guire / February 6, 2019

The International Conference on Advanced Ceramics and Composites (ICACC 2019) took place January 27 to February 1 in Daytona Beach. Over 1,000 people attended, with 60 percent coming from outside the U.S.

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Video: 3D printing creates ceramic sculptures…but is it art?

By Lisa McDonald / February 6, 2019

Students at The University of Texas at El Paso created 3D-printed ceramic sculptures for an art exhibition. The project raised questions among students about if 3D-printed objects are real art.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By Lisa McDonald / February 6, 2019

Detect ALS with graphene, lens-free holography, and other materials stories that may be of interest for February 6, 2019.

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