Ceramic Tech Today

Heartening advancements—researchers explore potential of inhalable particles to treat cardiovascular diseases

By Lisa McDonald / January 18, 2022

Inhalable medicine offers several advantages over injections. Researchers in Italy explored the development of inhalable drug-loaded calcium phosphate nanoparticles for treating myocardial cells in the heart.

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Interdisciplinary is so 2021; Ceramics are interplanetary

By Jonathon Foreman / January 14, 2022

In a recent open-access ACerS journal article, ACerS Distinguished Life Member Alex Navrotsky and Arizona State graduate research assistant Megan Householder discuss how the study of planets shares many of the same analytical and computational frameworks as materials science.

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Video: James Webb Space Telescope’s 30-year journey to launch

By Lisa McDonald / January 12, 2022

In December 2021, the James Webb Space Telescope finally launched after decades of delays. Today’s CTT looks at JWST’s 30-year journey to launch and ways that NASA could restructure its approach to large-scale projects in the future.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By Lisa McDonald / January 12, 2022

Suppressing Auger recombination in quantum dots, smart windows, and other materials stories that may be of interest for January 12, 2022.

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Industry survey lays out constraints to rare earth element supply diversification

By Lisa McDonald / January 11, 2022

Diversifying the supply chain is a main approach that the rare earth industry is taking to ensure adequate supply of rare earth elements, but there are challenges to diversification. A recent industry survey provides an excellent rundown of these challenges.

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Advanced energy gets cracking and stops the cracking—Jonathon’s top 5 favorite Ceramic Tech Today posts from 2021

By Jonathon Foreman / January 7, 2022

MAX phases, carbon nanotubes, and journal TOC alerts make Jonathon’s list of top five favorite CTT posts from 2021.

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Beyond the cobalt bind—researchers investigate feasibility of nanoceramics as binder in cemented carbide tools

By Lisa McDonald / January 7, 2022

Cobalt is a main material used as the binder in cemented carbides, but there are drawbacks to using this metal. Ceramic phases have started attracting significant attention as alternative binders, and a recent study dives further into the feasibility of using nanoceramics as a binder.

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Here we come a-sciencing: Lisa’s top 5 favorite Ceramic Tech Today posts from 2021

By Lisa McDonald / January 5, 2022

Extracting oxygen on Mars, bioactive glass toothpaste, and sustainable wind turbine disposal make Lisa’s list of top five favorite CTT posts from 2021.

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Introduction to “Optical fibers and photonics” for Glass: Then and Now

By Jonathon Foreman / January 5, 2022

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

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Video: Fiberglass ducks make a splash in Pennsylvania borough

By Lisa McDonald / January 5, 2022

Ducks are the unofficial mascot of small-town Yardley, Pa. A local nonprofit recently launched a new project involving fiberglass ducks to promote the town.

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