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Detecting damage in concrete structures: Tubular smart aggregates hold advantage over patch-based and spherical sensors

By Lisa McDonald / April 9, 2019

In a recent study, researchers proposed a tubular design for smart aggregates that can monitor structural health of concrete structures, a design that could overcome limitations faced by patch-based and spherical sensors.

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Vacuum plasma spraying: A different way to apply UHTC coatings

By Lisa McDonald / April 5, 2019

Ultra-high temperature ceramic coatings are conventionally applied to composites using chemical vapor deposition. In a recent study, researchers from Korea experimented with applying UHTC coatings using a vacuum plasma spray process instead.

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Ceramic and glass business news of the week

By Lisa McDonald / April 5, 2019

Owens-Illinois acquires Mexican glass facility, Avalon aims for 2020 rare earth production, and more ceramic and glass business news of the week for April 5, 2019.

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The Refractories Symposium—55 years strong and growing

By Eileen De Guire / April 4, 2019

The 55th annual Refractories Symposium welcomed a record-breaking 234 attendees to St. Louis on March 27–28, 2019. Attendance has grown steadily over the years, making it the most significant refractories annual gathering for the refractories community in North America.

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Video: A library of rare colors

By Lisa McDonald / April 3, 2019

The Forbes Pigment Collection at Harvard Art Museums has more than 2,500 pigment samples. Learn how scientists and artists use these pigments in painting restoration and authentication, as well as the unusual materials some pigments are made from.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By Lisa McDonald / April 3, 2019

A compass pointing west, cleaning up oil using magnets, and other materials stories that may be of interest for April 3, 2019.

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Could our newfound aversion to plastic prove to be a boon to glass?

By April Gocha / April 2, 2019

With a plummeting public opinion of plastic, shifting consumer preferences and new initiatives designed to reduce waste may offer some interesting possibilities for glass packaging.

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Change colors like a fish: Iron oxide nanoparticles mimic neon tetra skin

By Lisa McDonald / April 2, 2019

North Carolina State University researchers, inspired by neon tetra fish, created a material that changes color by changing the orientation of nanostructured columns on its surface.

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Improving point-of-care diagnostics for low-resource settings: Cerium oxide enables first rapid detector of dopamine

By Lisa McDonald / March 29, 2019

Researchers at the University of Central Florida used cerium oxide nanoparticles to create the first-ever rapid detector of dopamine. Such a device could improve point-of-care diagnostics for use in low-resource settings.

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Ceramic and glass business news of the week

By Lisa McDonald / March 29, 2019

China to build first floating nuclear power plant, BMW plans 12 new all-electric cars, and more ceramic and glass business news of the week for March 29, 2019.

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