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A perfect material for lasers is the 3D analogue of graphene

By Lisa McDonald / May 28, 2019

Researchers hoped graphene would prove an ideal material for terahertz-range lasers, but those hopes were dashed in the early 2010s. Now, researchers from the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology propose Weyl semimetals, a 3D analogue of graphene, could be the answer.

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Glass innovation in the grocery store, plus more inside June/July 2019 ACerS Bulletin

By Lisa McDonald / May 24, 2019

The June/July 2019 issue of the ACerS Bulletin—featuring articles on glass advances and innovations—is now available online.

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Color-tunable gallium nitride LEDs may light the future

By April Gocha / May 24, 2019

By controlling the emission states of europium ions in doped gallium nitride, scientists found they can emit various colors of light from a single LED.

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Make better perfume bottles quickly and inexpensively

By Jonathon Foreman / May 24, 2019

Researchers from the United States and Europe developed a numerical model for manufacturing perfume bottles that could cut the cost and time associated with designing new glass containers.

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Ceramic and glass business news of the week

By Lisa McDonald / May 24, 2019

Free seminar on powders for additive manufacturing, South Korea–Saudi Arabia joint nuclear energy research center, and more ceramic and glass business news of the week for May 24, 2019.

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Video: Building a smash-proof guitar

By Lisa McDonald / May 22, 2019

Rock stars are known for smashing guitars—but what happens when they encounter an unbreakable one? Engineering group Sandvik partnered with Swedish guitarist Yngwie Malmsteen to test the limits of a smash-proof guitar.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By Lisa McDonald / May 22, 2019

Synthesizing microscopic diamonds, reliable potassium-oxygen battery, and other materials stories that may be of interest for May 22, 2019.

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Reflective glass beads could slow the retreat of Arctic sea ice

By Lisa McDonald / May 21, 2019

Arctic sea ice continues to decrease at an accelerating rate each year. Nonprofit group Ice911 proposes spreading reflective glass beads on the ice to slow melting.

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Additive manufacturing offers fast and simple way to fabricate bioactive glass-ceramics

By Jonathon Foreman / May 17, 2019

An international team of researchers found they could use 3D printing to create Biosilicate® glass-ceramic scaffolds. This method offers low-cost fabrication of bioactive glass-ceramics for biomedical applications.

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Oxygen-11: The lightest-ever isotope of oxygen

By Lisa McDonald / May 17, 2019

Though discovering new elements beyond the 118 confirmed will be difficult, there are abundant opportunities for isotope discovery. The first new isotope confirmed in 2019 is oxygen-11, the lightest-ever form of oxygen to date.

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