Ceramic Tech Today

A meeting in photos: ACerS 123rd Annual Meeting at MS&T21

By Lisa McDonald / October 20, 2021

ACerS 123rd Annual Meeting at MS&T21 took place Oct. 17–20, 2021, in Columbus, Ohio. See a highlight of the events that took place, and keep an eye out for the full write-up on Friday.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By Lisa McDonald / October 20, 2021

Metalens focuses light with ultradeep holes, super stable glass, and other materials stories that may be of interest for October 20, 2021.

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Carbon nanotubes improve toughness and functionality of oxide ceramic composites

By Jonathon Foreman / October 19, 2021

Recent articles on carbon nanotube-containing ceramic composites showed improved properties compared to the original ceramic composite. Two recent articles in ACerS journals demonstrate these improvements.

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The potential of pultrusion to produce shape memory polymer composites

By Lisa McDonald / October 15, 2021

The highly automated and continuous pultrusion process offers several benefits over traditional manufacturing processes. Researchers led by Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology explored the potential of pultrusion to produce shape memory polymer composites.

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Video: Celebrating Hispanic scientists during National Hispanic Heritage Month

By Lisa McDonald / October 13, 2021

In honor of National Hispanic Heritage Month, which ends this Friday October 15, we take a look at a few Hispanic scientists whose research has made a big impact on today’s world.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By Lisa McDonald / October 13, 2021

Solar parks can cool surrounding land, smuggling light through opaque materials, and other materials stories that may be of interest for October 13, 2021.

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Melting the unmeltable—new method extends the range of meltable MOF materials

By Lisa McDonald / October 12, 2021

Fabricating metal-organic frameworks in a glassy phase is a successful way to synthesize these materials for bulk production. However, some MOFs decompose before reaching the melting temperature and so cannot be turned into a glass. Researchers in Germany and the U.K. found a way to melt these unmeltable MOFs by adding ionic liquid to the compound.

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Accounting for nonlinearity—constitutive relations improve modeling of fiber-reinforced polymer composites

By Lisa McDonald / October 8, 2021

Modeling the mechanical behavior of fiber-reinforced polymer composites is difficult because of their nonlinear response to external stimuli. Constitutive relations offer one way to account for the nonlinearity, and a team of researchers in Russia used this approach to model polymer composites designed as shut-off valves for pressure vessel service equipment.

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Video: Winged microchips may form the basis of future environmental monitoring systems

By Lisa McDonald / October 6, 2021

Most monitoring technologies involve bulk instrumentation to collect data locally at a small number of locations. An international team of researchers developed tiny winged microchips that could be deployed in bulk for environmental monitoring of a large area.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By Lisa McDonald / October 6, 2021

Breakup of a single chemical bond, lass ‘sand’ to prevent coastal erosion, a new way to control magnets, and other materials stories that may be of interest for October 6, 2021.

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