Ceramic Tech Today

Jonathon’s journal gems—Jonathon’s top 5 favorite Ceramic Tech Today posts from 2019

By Jonathon Foreman / January 3, 2020

Water purification techniques, sodium-ion batteries, and expanding your impact make Jonathon’s list of top five favorite CTT posts from 2019.

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Quantifying potential—researchers close in on hafnia-based nonvolatile memory

By Lisa McDonald / January 3, 2020

Hafnium oxide-based ferroelectrics are promising materials for nonvolatile memory devices, as they are compatible with modern semiconductor technologies. Researchers led by the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology came up with a unique method to better characterize these materials.

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Ceramic and glass business news of the week

By Lisa McDonald / January 3, 2020

Second rare earth exchange opens in China, US-Israel fund to invest $6M in joint clean energy projects, and more ceramic and glass business news of the week for January 3, 2020.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By Lisa McDonald / January 1, 2020

Tomato skin and graphene to generate electricity, how tungsten erodes in tokamaks, and other materials stories that may be of interest for January 1, 2020.

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It’s beginning to look a lot like year’s end: Lisa’s top 5 favorite Ceramic Tech Today posts from 2019

By Lisa McDonald / December 31, 2019

Weyl semimetals, flexible glasses in bulk form, and multilayer ceramic capacitor shortage make Lisa’s list of top five favorite CTT posts from 2019.

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Nanospinning performance fabrics—the next generation of gear is weaving materials science into outerwear

By April Gocha / December 31, 2019

By incorporating electrospun nanofibers, The North Face’s new Futurelight gear is designed to be more breathable and lightweight than any other performance material currently on the market.

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A hundred years of ferroelectricity, plus more inside January/February 2020 ACerS Bulletin

By Lisa McDonald / December 26, 2019

The January/February 2020 issue of the ACerS Bulletin—featuring the history and industry impact of ferroelectric materials—is now available online. Plus—NSF CAREER Ceramics Program decadal overview.

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Cracking the case of ceramic “softening”: Size-induced grain boundary energy affects hardness of ceramics

By Lisa McDonald / December 20, 2019

When grain sizes in ceramics become critically small, ceramics can appear to soften. Researchers led by the University of California, Davis, show this false impression is due to an extensive network of nanocracks caused by increased grain boundary energy.

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Ceramic and glass business news of the week

By Lisa McDonald / December 20, 2019

ACI to host Concrete Convention, nuclear tech company to locate research center in New Mexico, and more ceramic and glass business news of the week for December 20, 2019.

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Video: Effectively pour concrete in cold weather

By Lisa McDonald / December 18, 2019

Though construction season is mainly ended for the year, sometimes critical construction projects cannot wait until spring. Learn how to effectively pour concrete in cold weather.

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