Ceramic Tech Today

Filling in the gaps: A review of self-crack-healing in ceramics

By Lisa McDonald / January 5, 2021

As ceramics find more uses in the automotive and aerospace industries, interest in creating ceramics that can self-heal cracks continues to grow. A review paper published in ACerS’ premier open-access journal looks at some of the experimental and numerical studies on this topic.

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Ceramics for displays, plus more inside January/February 2021 ACerS Bulletin

By Lisa McDonald / December 23, 2020

The January/February 2021 issue of the ACerS Bulletin—featuring ceramics for displays—is now available online. Plus—celebrating Volume 100!

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Have yourself a merry little roundup: Lisa’s top 5 favorite Ceramic Tech Today posts from 2020

By Lisa McDonald / December 23, 2020

Industry response to COVID-19, bioactive glass aids muscle regeneration, and history of Vietnamese ceramics make Lisa’s list of top five favorite CTT posts from 2020.

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Video: Make shimmery chocolate at home using nanostructured film

By Lisa McDonald / December 23, 2020

Imprinting nanostructure patterns in chocolate to create shimmery goodies is a demonstrated technique, but the Swiss startup ChocoFoil is the first supplier with a product on the market using this technology.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By Lisa McDonald / December 23, 2020

Weak force strongly impacts nanosheets, 3D-printed bioceramic implants for reconstructing cheekbones, and other materials stories that may be of interest for December 23, 2020.

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A cascade of 2020—Jonathon’s top 5 favorite Ceramic Tech Today posts

By Jonathon Foreman / December 22, 2020

Journal referrals, energy storage, and modeling make Jonathon’s list of top five favorite CTT posts from 2020.

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Locked in rock: Carbon capture strategy looks to olivine to remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere

By April Gocha / December 22, 2020

As we face dangerously rising carbon dioxide levels in the earth’s atmosphere, new strategies for carbon capture and storage that are not only effective but also scalable, affordable, and easy to implement are drastically needed. Could a simple green silicate mineral called olivine provide the solution?

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Hybrid SmartMat@2020 welcomes virtual and in-person participants to Thailand

By Eileen De Guire / December 18, 2020

The 5th International Conference on Smart Materials and Nanotechnology took place Dec. 1–4, 2020, at the Nongnooch Pattaya Garden & Resort in Thailand. The hybrid conference welcomed over 605 participants from around the world for several days of talks, committee meetings, and networking.

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Lifting the veil on record efficiency: Researchers detail how they created record-setting perovskite/silicon tandem solar cell

By Lisa McDonald / December 18, 2020

In January, researchers at Helmholtz Zentrum Berlin announced they created perovskite/silicon tandem solar cells with 29.15% power conversion efficiency. A recently published paper details how they fabricated and tested these record-setting cells.

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Video: Clay tiles help restore coral reefs

By Lisa McDonald / December 16, 2020

Coral reefs are experiencing massive die-offs because of bleaching, ocean acidification, and pollution, among other factors. Coral restoration is a top priority for marine researchers, and a team of marine scientists and architects at the University of Hong Kong is exploring using 3D printing to fabricate structurally complex clay tiles for coral to grow on.

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