Ceramic Tech Today

Other materials stories that may be of interest

By Lisa McDonald / January 29, 2020

A megalibrary of nanoparticles, model for storing nuclear waste incomplete, and other materials stories that may be of interest for January 29, 2020.

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Stop bleeding without adhering—carbon nanofiber coating offers superior bandage material

By Lisa McDonald / January 28, 2020

Materials to stop bleeding should ideally minimize blood loss while not sticking to the wound. Researchers from ETH Zurich and the National University of Singapore discovered coating gauze with a mix of silicone and carbon nanofibers achieves both objectives.

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Doing double duty in the circular economy—creating foam glass from waste materials

By Jonathon Foreman / January 28, 2020

Porous ceramics hold great promise as value-added products for waste materials because they can use ceramic and glass powders as starting materials. Two recent papers published in a special issue of ACT explore this idea by creating foam glass from waste.

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Modeling murder—Weibull statistics bring new insights to violent mortality rates of Roman emperors

By Lisa McDonald / January 24, 2020

Weibull distribution is widely used in reliability engineering to mathematically describe time-to-failure of materials. A recent paper shows this distribution describes another type of “failure” remarkably well—time-to-violent-death of Roman emperors.

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Guided self-assembly: Templating gives control over eutectic material structure

By Lisa McDonald / January 24, 2020

Eutectic materials self-assemble to form a cohesive structure, but only a limited set of structures emerge. Researchers from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and the University of Michigan found they could achieve new microstructures through templating.

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Video: Deep sea mining—the search for critical materials dives into dark waters

By Lisa McDonald / January 22, 2020

As the global batteries market expands rapidly in parallel with renewable energy technologies and electric vehicles, manufacturers are looking for new sources of critical materials. Deep sea mining is one possibility—but at what cost to the environment?

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By Lisa McDonald / January 22, 2020

Laser diode emits deep UV light, real-time dynamics of cement setting, and other materials stories that may be of interest for January 22, 2020.

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Strong and long-lasting, treated phosphate glass shows promise for bone-replacement therapies

By Jonathon Foreman / January 21, 2020

Phosphate glass fibers show promise in bone-replacement therapies, but they are prone to premature fiber pull-out and breakage. Researchers in the United Kingdom and Egypt explored methods for stabilizing the fiber surface.

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Melting of graphene is simply sublime: Understanding the melting curve of carbon

By Lisa McDonald / January 21, 2020

Researchers have struggled to create an accurate phase diagram of carbon for over 100 years. Now, two researchers from Russia explored melting of graphite and graphene and confirmed some previous hypotheses—and revealed graphene “melting” is in fact sublimation.

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Setting the standard—ASTM Committee C28 Advanced Ceramics going strong in its 4th decade

By Lisa McDonald / January 17, 2020

With over 50 standards on test methods, practices, guides, terminology, and specification for advanced ceramics under its jurisdiction, Committee C28 is proud to hold its first meetings of the year in conjunction with ACerS in January 2020.

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