Ceramic Tech Today

Video: Into the Bulletin Archives—Films of interest to ceramists

By Lisa McDonald / June 30, 2021

In celebration of the Bulletin publishing Volume 100 this year, an ongoing column has looked at the history of the Bulletin by decade. Today’s CTT features a list published several times in the 1950s and 1960s that compiled industrial and educational films on ceramics and related topics.

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Celebrating Volume 100: Feature article highlights from the 2021 Bulletin

By Lisa McDonald / June 30, 2021

The ACerS Bulletin is celebrating Volume 100 this year. Check out some of the feature articles published in the volume so far.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By Lisa McDonald / June 30, 2021

Quantum dots boost catalysis, interactive map for critical minerals, and other materials stories that may be of interest for June 30, 2021.

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A concentrated effort—researchers develop ceramic lattice structures for high-temperature heat exchangers

By Lisa McDonald / June 29, 2021

In concentrated solar power systems, higher operating temperature leads to greater efficiency—if the thermal energy is properly managed. Heat exchangers are one option for thermal management, and researchers in Switzerland and Italy explored designing ceramic lattice structures for use in such devices.

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The power of good vibrations: Material and process developments for piezoelectric energy harvesting

By Jonathon Foreman / June 25, 2021

The field of piezoelectric energy harvesting looks to convert mechanical motion, notably from vibration sources, directly into electricity. Recent papers in several ACerS journals discuss challenges and research into developing both materials and processes for PEH.

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Video: Glass bridges—designing for safety

By Lisa McDonald / June 23, 2021

In recent years, China has undergone a glass bridge building boom as local authorities seek to entice tourists. Despite the brittleness of glass, civil engineers explain how careful design can ensure the safety of bridges built from this material.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By Lisa McDonald / June 23, 2021

Sound–light pulses in 2D materials, recovering rare-earth metals, and other materials stories that may be of interest for June 23, 2021.

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Improving safety of implants: A review on nanotechnology as an anti-infection strategy in periprosthetic joint infections

By Lisa McDonald / June 22, 2021

Periprosthetic joint infection is a serious complication that can occur in joint replacement surgery. Researchers in Italy and the United States review the research on using nanotechnology to prevent and treat PJI.

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Strategies for designing stretchable electronics with advanced thermal management

By Lisa McDonald / June 18, 2021

The expanded range of motion available to stretchable electronics makes it difficult to maintain stable thermal conductance under large deformation. Two researchers from China describe several aspects of thermal management strategies that must be considered and offer several possible solutions that are worth further investigation.

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Video: Braille smartwatch makes accessing information easier for people with vision impairment

By Lisa McDonald / June 16, 2021

Despite being on the market for decades, braille displays remain very costly, typically in the range of several thousand dollars. Dot Incorporation, a company cofounded by South Korean entrepreneur Eric Ju-Yoon Kim, created a smartwatch featuring a braille touchpad that only costs a few hundred dollars—and the technology can be applied to other devices as well.

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