Ceramic Tech Today

Journal author information: Sharing is caring

By Jonathon Foreman / January 21, 2022

Journal articles must be found to be cited. While writing your papers so that they can be categorized properly by search engines is useful, authors can be even more proactive in getting their manuscripts in front of colleagues, potential collaborators, grant administrators, and search committees through sharing.

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A new horizon for fertilizers—iron oxide nanomaterials support efficient soybean production

By Lisa McDonald / January 21, 2022

The use of nanotechnology as crop fertilizers is a growing area of interest for farmers. A new study led by Jiangnan University researchers compares the performance of fertilizers based on iron oxide nanomaterials to typical iron chelate fertilizers in promoting soybean growth.

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Video: Personal VTOL aerial vehicles headed to consumers in 2022

By Lisa McDonald / January 19, 2022

Attention on futuristic technologies such as driverless cars, flying cars, and foldable smartphones fell largely by the wayside when the COVID-19 pandemic hit in 2020. Swedish company Jetson, though, has been hard at work behind the scenes and this year plans to ship the first 12 units of its personal electric aerial vehicle to consumers.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By Lisa McDonald / January 19, 2022

Clay minerals help curb methane emissions, water-promoted fracture growth on glass, and other materials stories that may be of interest for January 19, 2022.

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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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