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No pressure, no problem—researchers create transparent nanoceramics using pressureless crystallization

By Lisa McDonald / July 16, 2019

Transparent ceramics offer advantages over conventional glass and single-crystal technologies—could transparent nanoceramics be even more advantageous? Researchers show how pressureless glass crystallization could offer an easier way to synthesize transparent nanoceramics.

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More glass-ceramic photocatalysts and lead-free pyroelectric materials

By Jonathon Foreman / July 16, 2019

Last month, studies by researcher Rahul Vaish on glass-ceramic photocatalysts were featured in CTT. Today, two more studies by Vaish published in ACerS journals are highlighted—one on antibacterial TiO2-based glass-ceramics, and one on lead-free pyroelectric materials.

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Cathodoluminescent lamps: A clean and energy-efficient complement to LEDs

By Lisa McDonald / July 12, 2019

Cathodoluminescent lamps offer a clean and energy-efficient alternative to incandescents and compact fluorescent bulbs. Now, researchers have created cathodoluminescent lamps using specially-designed carbon fiber bundles.

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Breakout sessions, awards, student events highlight successful Cements 2019

By Erica Zimmerman / July 12, 2019

The 10th Advances in Cement-Based Materials meeting, which took place June 16–18 at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign campus, featured a variety of events, including a SEM workshop and the Della Roy Lecture.

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Ceramic and glass business news of the week

By Lisa McDonald / July 12, 2019

United Arab Emirates opens world’s largest solar farm, ASTM launches new concrete test method, and more ceramic and glass business news of the week for July 11, 2019.

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Video: Transparent aluminum—from Star Trek to (almost) reality

By Lisa McDonald / July 10, 2019

First introduced in the 1986 Star Trek movie “The Voyage Home”, transparent aluminum is now (almost) reality. Learn how researchers are using transparent aluminum compounds to produce lighter, thinner armor.

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Structural clay experts converge on Indianapolis for networking, tours, and more at 2019 brick meeting

By Greg Geiger / July 10, 2019

More than 100 attendees converged in Indianapolis, Indiana, June 24–27 to take part in the combined meeting of the ACerS Structural Clay Products Division, ACerS Southwest Section, and Clemson University’s National Brick Research Center.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By Lisa McDonald / July 10, 2019

Producing graphene from carbon dioxide, native ferroelectric material, and other materials stories that may be of interest for July 10, 2019.

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Koala home offers eco-friendly way to make graphene

By Lisa McDonald / July 9, 2019

Researchers from RMIT University in Australia and the National Institute of Technology Warangal in India found Eucalyptus globulus bark extract can act as a green reducing agent in the chemical synthesis of graphene.

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Ceramic and glass business news of the week

By Lisa McDonald / July 5, 2019

AdTech Ceramics receives Gold Tier Supplier Award, pilot project to test concrete thermal energy storage, and more ceramic and glass business news of the week for July 5, 2019.

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