Ceramic Tech Today

National Academies offer free workshop on surviving ‘Valley of Death,’ role of SBIR

By / April 8, 2010

Ceramic, glass and other small tech businesses, take notice! The National Academy of Science’s Board on Science, Technology and Economic Policy is hosting a free, day-long symposium on April 16,…

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Will DC electric fields transform ceramics shaping, manufacturing?

By / April 7, 2010

According to a paper just published in Philosophy Magazine, researchers at North Carolina State University, who have been playing around with how ceramic materials behave in the presence of DC…

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Video of the week: Linda Pinckney on glass–ceramic applications

By / April 7, 2010

If you have a glass-top stove, you may have wondered why the rest of the glass stays cool when you have only one burner turned on. Linda Pinckney can explain…

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New way to process OLEDs discovered

By / April 6, 2010

A Lawrence Berkeley National Lab research team has discovered a new way to process white OLEDs for solid-state lighting. OLEDs based on organic and/or polymer semiconductor materials can cover large-area…

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Fred Lange, 1939-2010

By / April 5, 2010

We just learned that one of ACerS distinguished members, Fred Lange, suddenly died over the weekend. Few details are available right now. Frederick F. Lange was a professor in materials…

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Tutorials on making small items from geopolymer cements

By / April 2, 2010

Geopolymer Ceramic mixing from Geopolymer Institute on Vimeo. Geopolymer Ecological Cement mixing from Geopolymer Institute on Vimeo. For more information on geopolymers, see this explanation from Trudy Kriven.

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Graphene defect may change the face of electronics

By / April 1, 2010

According to the National Science Foundation, a team of researchers, lead by University of South Florida professors Matthias Batzill and Ivan Oleynik, has developed a new method for adding an…

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$44B in opportunities for energy storage

By / March 31, 2010

According to a new report from Lux Research, the market for batteries, supercapacitors and fuel cells targeting transportation and smart grid applications will more than double from $21.4 billion in…

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Video of the week: Ultrahigh-temperature ceramics and hypersonic flight

By / March 31, 2010

Greg Hilmas and Bill Fahrenholtz, both professors at Missouri S&T, are working on developing ceramic materials that can withstand ultrahigh temperatures (1,600°C–3,000°C) that will be encountered by hypersonic planes of…

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Solid-state photovoltaics offer new path to solar energy

By / March 30, 2010

According to a Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory press release, researchers have discovered a new path to convert sunlight to electricity. Researchers have found a new mechanism by which the photovoltaic…

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