Ceramic Tech Today

To infrared and beyond: Proposed quantum-based photodetector may expand spectral operating range

By Lisa McDonald / May 1, 2020

Since 2000, infrared photodetector technology has experienced rapid development—particularly quantum-based detectors. Now, researchers in Russia, Japan, and the United States developed a model for a detector that could operate in the far-infrared and even terahertz spectral ranges.

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Video: Ceramic 3D printing aids production of vaccines

By Lisa McDonald / April 29, 2020

In response to COVID-19, many companies and individual researchers are turning to additive manufacturing to quickly produce essential medical devices. An EU-funded project is using ceramic 3D printing to create devices used in vaccine purification processes.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By Lisa McDonald / April 29, 2020

Gentle laser processing of perovskites, impact resistance of concrete, and other materials stories that may be of interest for April 29, 2020.

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An X-cellent application—2D perovskites improve X-ray imaging

By Lisa McDonald / April 28, 2020

Rapid improvement of perovskites in photovoltaic applications over the past decade has caught the attention of scientists in other fields, sparking research there as well. Now, researchers from Los Alamos and Argonne National Laboratories developed perovskite-based X-ray detectors that are a hundred times more sensitive than conventional silicon-based detectors.

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ACerS Division membership offers networking, leadership opportunities, and more, says ACerS Fellow

By Faye Oney / April 27, 2020

ACerS Fellow David Lange has been involved in the Cements Division since the early 1990s. He believes his Division experience has contributed to his career growth.

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Author Q&A: The Alchemy of Us explores our transformative relationship with materials

By April Gocha / April 24, 2020

A new book out this month, The Alchemy of Us by Ainissa Ramirez, tells the story of materials science through a perhaps unexpected lens—by sharing not only the stories of materials discoveries but also how those discoveries shaped us, society, and history.

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Thin films shield PV glass, plus more inside May 2020 ACerS Bulletin

By Lisa McDonald / April 23, 2020

The May 2020 issue of the ACerS Bulletin—featuring transparent thin films for PV modules and glass science and art—is now available online. Plus—Kreidl Award abstract

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Video: Earth Day at 50—how ceramic and glass materials help the environment

By Lisa McDonald / April 22, 2020

Today is the 50th anniversary of Earth Day! Materials scientists have played a big role in helping the environment by developing new environmentally friendly materials, processes, and technologies. Check out some of the ways ceramic and glass materials have helped in recent years.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By Lisa McDonald / April 22, 2020

Attachable sticker-type rechargeable batteries, 3D printing reinforces bulk metal glass composites, and other materials stories that may be of interest for April 22, 2020.

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3D-printed rocks improve understanding of fracture formation

By Lisa McDonald / April 21, 2020

The unpredictable nature of fracture formation in rocks makes it difficult to ensure reproducible measurements across different samples. Researchers at Purdue University 3D-printed gypsum rocks to overcome this problem and clearly investigate the effect of mineral fabric and layering on fracture formation.

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