Ceramic Tech Today

Dave the Potter: Resistance through poetic pottery

By Guest Contributor / February 7, 2024

David Drake, commonly known as Dave the Potter, was an enslaved potter who is now one of the most famous names in Edgefield pottery. This CTT overviews Drake’s life and his legacy.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By Lisa McDonald / February 7, 2024

Dirt-powered fuel cells, benchtop impact-resistance test, and other materials stories that may be of interest for February 7, 2024.

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Heating up space science: A review of UHTCs for radiation-cooled thermal protective systems

By Lisa McDonald / February 6, 2024

Research on ultrahigh-temperature ceramics (UHTCs) for hypersonic and space vehicle applications is gaining increased attention and funding. This CTT summarizes an open-access review paper on the measurement and enhancement of UHTCs coatings for radiation-cooled thermal protective systems.

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Glass-coated DNA scaffolds receive power-up through inorganic infiltration

By Lisa McDonald / February 2, 2024

In July 2023, researchers announced the creation of high-strength, lightweight glass nanolattices by coating DNA origami scaffolds with silica. Their new open-access paper, published in January 2024, describes the functionalization of these glass-coated scaffolds by infiltrating the nanolattice with metal and metal oxide particles.

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Video: Titanium dioxide bans under consideration in several US states

By Lisa McDonald / January 31, 2024

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration remains firm in its guidance that titanium dioxide can be used as a food additive despite the European Commission’s decision to ban its use in 2022. In the past year, however, several U.S. state legislatures have introduced bills that would ban the use of TiO2 in food, as well as several other additives.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By Lisa McDonald / January 31, 2024

Precision nanocluster formation, cold-weather concrete construction, and other materials stories that may be of interest for January 31, 2024.

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Luminescent material offers real-time analysis of concrete deterioration

By Lisa McDonald / January 30, 2024

Determining the degree of carbonation in a concrete structure allows for timely maintenance to avoid catastrophic failure. Researchers led by the University of São Paulo’s Physics Institute developed a luminescent material that can indicate the degree of carbonation in concrete structures in a nondestructive manner.

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Toward better glass design: Neutron scattering data reveal correlation between medium-range order and fragility

By Lisa McDonald / January 26, 2024

Fragility is a key glass property that helps manufacturers optimize processing parameters during glass fabrication. Measuring fragility, though, is a labor-intensive and time-consuming process. Identifying structural parameters that correlate with fragility could make predicting this property easier, and a new study led by Corning researchers reveals a correlation with the medium-range atomic ring structure.

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Video: New supply chain strategies aim to secure access to critical resources

By Lisa McDonald / January 24, 2024

In response to global supply chain disruptions, many governments are implementing new programs to ensure continued and secure access to critical resources. Learn about some recent programs that were announced in the past few months.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By Lisa McDonald / January 24, 2024

All-glass metalens, bulky additives stabilize perovskites, and other materials stories that may be of interest for January 24, 2024.

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