Ceramic Tech Today

Minimize recurrence, maximize regeneration—bioactive glass demonstrates potential in treating giant cell tumor of bone

By Lisa McDonald / July 16, 2021

Giant cell tumor of bone is an aggressive, semimalignant tumor that can grow quickly and destroy bone close to a joint. A research collaboration from Heidelberg University Hospital and University of Erlangen-Nuremberg in Germany explored the potential of bioactive glass to treat these bone tumors.

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Materials for electronics, plus more inside August 2021 ACerS Bulletin

By Lisa McDonald / July 15, 2021

The August 2021 issue of the ACerS Bulletin—featuring materials for electronics—is now available online. Plus—USGS Mineral Commodity Summaries and PACK Fellowship Program.

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Video: Filtration—another way to lactose-free milk

By Lisa McDonald / July 14, 2021

Lactose-free milk usually is created is by adding the enzyme lactase to regular milk—but filtration is another possible method that is gaining more attention. Researchers in Japan and Mexico developed new graphene oxide membranes that appear to filter lactose out of milk better than current commercial membranes.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By Lisa McDonald / July 14, 2021

Graphene keeps artworks’ colors ageless, cyber risks of 3D printing, and other materials stories that may be of interest for July 14, 2021.

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A nontri‘vial’ matter—researchers find glass containers may degrade certain biomolecules

By Lisa McDonald / July 13, 2021

Many chemicals are stored in glass containers due to the assumed chemical durability of glass. Purdue University researchers found that glass surfaces can cause some biomolecules to degrade, however—leading them to recommend that these chemicals not be stored in glass containers.

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More than just a PHASE—thermodynamic and kinetic data and modeling help researchers develop materials of the future

By Jonathon Foreman / July 9, 2021

Thermodynamic and kinetic data and modeling can speed up the material design process immensely. Learn about two such techniques in today’s CTT—phase equilibrium diagrams and the CALPHAD method.

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Video: Superheroes inspire learning in both the classroom and laboratory

By Lisa McDonald / July 7, 2021

The realism and popularity of superheroes present a great opportunity to teach science through a fun and engaging lens. UC Davis associate professor Ricardo Castro uses superheroes to inspire learning in both the classroom and laboratory, including through a new initiative called Engineering Superheroes.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By Lisa McDonald / July 7, 2021

Predict offshore wind power, watermelon seeds heal concrete, and other materials stories that may be of interest for July 7, 2021.

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A new frontier for 2D materials—researchers create high-entropy MXenes

By Lisa McDonald / July 6, 2021

Despite the extensive number of studies on high-entropy 3D crystalline solids, very little has been reported on high-entropy 2D materials. Researchers led by Indiana University–Purdue University Indianapolis demonstrated the opportunities for creating high-entropy 2D materials using MXenes.

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Materials for 6G technology: Scientists refine synthesis of rare iron oxide phase

By Lisa McDonald / July 2, 2021

The epsilon phase of iron(III) oxide exhibits many desirable properties for application in 6G technology, but synthesizing the material is complex. Researchers in Russia refined a silica-based synthesis method that is reproducible, cheap, easily implemented, and only takes a day to perform.

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