Ceramic Tech Today

Updates on open access for ACerS journals

By Jonathon Foreman / March 1, 2023

The future of research communications is poised to become much more open than the current system. Learn what Wiley, ACerS’ publishing partner, is doing to prepare for the open-science movement, as well as open-access publishing options through ACerS journals.

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Video: Chicago startup offers “close-looped” water vending service based on reusable glass bottles

By Lisa McDonald / March 1, 2023

Reliance on single-use packaging significantly contributes to plastic pollution. Chicago-based startup Kadeya designed a unique “closed-loop” water vending service based on reusable glass bottles that could help cut plastic waste in the vending sector.

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Ceramics processing—are we using the correct sintering and creep models?

By Lisa McDonald / February 28, 2023

Processing ceramics requires accurate knowledge of their thermal, chemical, and mechanical behaviors. In today’s CTT, ACerS Fellow Shen Dillon shares recent work he and collaborators in China and the United States published on new models for understanding sintering and creep behaviors in ceramics.

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Model reveals how nanopores form in 2D materials hit by highly charged ions

By Lisa McDonald / February 24, 2023

Bombarding materials with highly charged ions is one way researchers can manipulate and modify 2D heterostructures. TU Wien researchers developed a model to simulate this bombardment and reveal why, when hit, some 2D materials form nanopores and others do not.

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Video: Swedish rare earth discovery calls attention to mining’s effects on Sámi reindeer herders

By Lisa McDonald / February 22, 2023

In January 2023, Swedish state-owned mining company LKAB announced that it had identified more than 1 million tonnes of rare earth oxides near the town of Kiruna in northern Sweden. Though mining this deposit may reduce reliance on China for rare earths, the impacts of a new mine on Kiruna residents and the indigenous Sámi people cannot be overlooked.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By Lisa McDonald / February 22, 2023

Smooth sailing for electrons in graphene, speed of sand, and other materials stories that may be of interest for February 22, 2023.

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New ultrafast optical nanoscopy method measures carrier dynamics in wider bandgap semiconductors

By Lisa McDonald / February 21, 2023

To date, efforts to study carrier dynamics in semiconductor materials have primarily focused on narrow bandgap semiconductors. Researchers at the University of California, Berkeley, propose a method that combines ultrafast nanoscale measurements and theoretical modeling to probe carrier behavior in semiconductors with wider bandgaps.

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A homage to IYOG: A review of photonic glasses and heralding the Age of Glass

By Eileen De Guire / February 17, 2023

The International Year of Glass may be over, but the Age of Glass is just beginning. In homage to IYOG, an international group of researchers published an open-access review paper describing the past, present, and future of glass in the exciting field of photonics.

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Sustainability in industry, plus more inside March 2023 ACerS Bulletin

By Lisa McDonald / February 16, 2023

The March 2023 issue of the ACerS Bulletin—featuring sustainability in industry—is now available online. Plus—upcoming Bulletin digital evolution.

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Video: How packaging affects the flavor of milk

By Lisa McDonald / February 15, 2023

While it is well known that packaging material can affect the flavor of food, the effect packaging has on milk has not been fully investigated. Researchers from North Carolina State University and Clemson University investigated the effect of packaging on both whole and skim milk.

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