Ceramic Tech Today

Video: Sand sculpting reaches new heights

By Lisa McDonald / August 4, 2021

Sand sculpting is a quintessential beach day activity. Learn the science behind what makes sand stick together, see the tallest sandcastle ever built, and find out tips for designing your own sand sculpture.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By Lisa McDonald / August 4, 2021

Recycle nanowires in electronics, superconductivity in high-Tc cuprates, and other materials stories that may be of interest for August 4, 2021.

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Securing the future of energy: Glass-based sealants for solid oxide fuel cells

By Lisa McDonald / August 3, 2021

Solid oxide fuel cells hold great potential among fuel cell technologies due to their high heat and power efficiency, long-term stability, fuel flexibility, and relatively low cost. Glass and glass-ceramics are of great interest as sealants in SOFCs, and today’s CTT looks at a few recent studies on glass-based sealants.

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Origami techniques unfold new opportunities for complex glass shaping

By Lisa McDonald / July 30, 2021

Processing options for glass are limited by its brittle nature and the requirement to achieve optical transparency. Researchers from Zhejiang University in China showed it is possible to make 3D objects out of transparent glass using origami techniques.

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Video: Considerations of colored concrete

By Lisa McDonald / July 28, 2021

Adding pigment to cement is one way to produce colored concrete. Researchers in China and Morocco showed that the content and purity of the pigment can have adverse effects on the cement’s properties.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By Lisa McDonald / July 28, 2021

Ultrathin magnet operates at room temperature, origami glass, and other materials stories that may be of interest for July 28, 2021.

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That’s a wrap for MCARE-EHS 2021: The last two days from a student blogger perspective

By Lisa McDonald / July 27, 2021

MCARE-EHS 2021 took place virtually July 19–22 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. ACerS student members Alessandro De Zanet and Rishabh Kundu share their experiences from the last two days of the conference.

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Toward next-gen electronics—machine learning framework accelerates exploration of how strain affects semiconductor properties

By Lisa McDonald / July 27, 2021

Elastic strain engineering is an emerging technique for enhancing the performance of functional materials. An international collaboration involving Skoltech, MIT, and Nanyang Technological University developed an expanded machine learning framework to accelerate the exploration of how strain affects semiconductor properties.

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Kick-off of MCARE-EHS 2021: The first two days from a student blogger perspective

By Lisa McDonald / July 23, 2021

MCARE-EHS 2021 took place virtually July 19–22 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. ACerS student members Rishabh Kundu and Alessandro De Zanet share their experiences from the first two days of the conference.

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Journal impact factors for ACerS journals up in 2020

By Jonathon Foreman / July 23, 2021

The annual Clarivate Journal Citation Report, released late last month, showed increases in the impact factors for all three of ACerS’ traditional journals in 2020. Other highlights from the report are discussed in this CTT.

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