Ceramic Tech Today

Nanostructured diamond capsules maintain high-pressure samples for materials analysis

By Lisa McDonald / September 23, 2022

Preserving high-pressure states of novel materials at ambient conditions is a long-sought-after goal for fundamental research and practical applications. A recent joint project by researchers in China and the United States showed that properties of high-pressure materials can be maintained in free-standing, nanostructured diamond capsules without the support of traditional bulky pressure vessels.

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Turkey’s advanced R&D inspires tomorrow’s innovations, plus more inside October/November 2022 ACerS Bulletin

By Lisa McDonald / September 22, 2022

The October/November 2022 issue of the ACerS Bulletin—featuring an overview of research and markets in Turkey—is now available online. Plus—the etymological origins of various names for “glass.”

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Video: Hydrogen taxi takes to the streets in Brussels

By Lisa McDonald / September 21, 2022

Hydrogen fuel cell vehicles are another option besides electric vehicles to decarbonize the transportation industry. Brussels-based taxi company Taxis Verts just launched a one-year pilot project exploring the potential of using hydrogen fuel cell cars in its fleet.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By Lisa McDonald / September 21, 2022

High-strength pultruded thermoplastic composites, folded diamond, and other materials stories that may be of interest for September 21, 2022.

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Next-gen spacecraft: In-development solid oxide fuel cells offer bipropellant enabled electrical power supply

By Lisa McDonald / September 20, 2022

Mass and volume limitations make it challenging to load a spacecraft with all the equipment needed for a mission. An effort led by the Air Force Research Laboratory is developing a solid oxide fuel cell that converts chemical energy in a spacecraft’s bipropellant into electricity, thereby allowing an existing spacecraft component to be used as an auxiliary power supply.

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Ultrafast high-temperature sintering offers rapid, pressureless production of high-quality glasses

By Lisa McDonald / September 16, 2022

In 2020, researchers led by the University of Maryland developed an ultrafast high-temperature sintering method to achieve rapid, pressureless sintering of ceramics. Now, they and colleagues from Alfred University and the University of California, San Diego used this method to fabricate high-quality silica glass.

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Video: Approval of industrial seafloor mining trial elicits scrutiny from marine scientists and journalists

By Lisa McDonald / September 14, 2022

On Sept. 7, 2022, Canadian mining startup The Metals Company announced the International Seabed Authority greenlit their plan to conduct an industrial seafloor mining trial to extract polymetallic nodules. While marine scientists are concerned about the environmental effects of deep-sea mining in general, an investigative report by The New York Times questions the choice of The Metals Company to conduct this trial.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By Lisa McDonald / September 14, 2022

Ceramics improve MRIs, 3D printing on Mars, and other materials stories that may be of interest for September 14, 2022.

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OSTP public access policy memo stirs the scholarly publishing world

By Lisa McDonald / September 13, 2022

On Aug. 25, 2022, the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy released new policy guidance recommending that publications and their supporting data resulting from federally funded research be made immediately free and accessible to the public without an embargo period starting Jan. 1, 2026. To better contextualize this decision and the response by scholarly publishers, this CTT provides a brief history of the evolution of scholarly publishing and the push for open access.

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Introduction to “Molecular dynamics simulations” for Glass: Then and Now

By Jonathon Foreman / September 9, 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 molecular dynamics simulations.

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