Ceramic Tech Today

Video: Celebrating mothers in science

By Lisa McDonald / May 6, 2020

In many countries around the world, the second Sunday of May is Mother’s Day. Many women who are mothers work full-time or part-time jobs as well, so in today’s CTT, we celebrate all the mothers in science!

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By Lisa McDonald / May 6, 2020

Ceramic fuel cell operates on butane gas, heal spinal cord injuries with graphene, and other materials stories that may be of interest for May 6, 2020.

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Water, water everywhere… Now to clean it up

By Jonathon Foreman / May 5, 2020

Making clean, drinkable water is not an easy process, and researchers are working diligently to simplify the process. Two articles published in ACerS journals demonstrate new developments in using ceramic materials as photocatalysts.

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Deep learning provides deep help—researchers develop publicly available software for rational design of oxide glasses

By Lisa McDonald / May 5, 2020

Designing new oxide glass compositions can be an arduous process when relying on the “cook and look” approach. Researchers at the Indian Institute of Technology Delhi developed composition-property deep learning models for eight key oxide glass properties, and they made the software available publicly online.

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ACerS member builds professional network through career contacts, ACerS Division involvement

By Faye Oney / May 1, 2020

In an interview with John Dowdle, an ACerS member since the mid-1980s, he discusses how his involvement in the Structural Clay Products Division has led to many networking opportunities and new business contacts.

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To infrared and beyond: Proposed quantum-based photodetector may expand spectral operating range

By Lisa McDonald / May 1, 2020

Since 2000, infrared photodetector technology has experienced rapid development—particularly quantum-based detectors. Now, researchers in Russia, Japan, and the United States developed a model for a detector that could operate in the far-infrared and even terahertz spectral ranges.

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Video: Ceramic 3D printing aids production of vaccines

By Lisa McDonald / April 29, 2020

In response to COVID-19, many companies and individual researchers are turning to additive manufacturing to quickly produce essential medical devices. An EU-funded project is using ceramic 3D printing to create devices used in vaccine purification processes.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By Lisa McDonald / April 29, 2020

Gentle laser processing of perovskites, impact resistance of concrete, and other materials stories that may be of interest for April 29, 2020.

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An X-cellent application—2D perovskites improve X-ray imaging

By Lisa McDonald / April 28, 2020

Rapid improvement of perovskites in photovoltaic applications over the past decade has caught the attention of scientists in other fields, sparking research there as well. Now, researchers from Los Alamos and Argonne National Laboratories developed perovskite-based X-ray detectors that are a hundred times more sensitive than conventional silicon-based detectors.

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ACerS Division membership offers networking, leadership opportunities, and more, says ACerS Fellow

By Faye Oney / April 27, 2020

ACerS Fellow David Lange has been involved in the Cements Division since the early 1990s. He believes his Division experience has contributed to his career growth.

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