Ceramic Tech Today

NIST researchers find way to produce molecule-scale monopoles

By / October 9, 2009

A team at NIST’s Center for Neutron Research, led by Hiroaki Kadowaki of Tokyo Metropolitan University, has found a way to produce molecule-sized monopoles, a feat that would allow the…

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Thermoreversible gelcasting and lamination

By / October 7, 2009

The current issue of the International Journal of Applied Ceramic Technology reports on a Northwestern University group’s work related to using improved gelcasting techniques that allow new possibilities for manufacturing…

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Video of the week – LANL’s high-temperature superconducting tape

By / October 7, 2009

Los Alamos National Lab has been working to develop high-volume production processes for making a thin, flexible tape that operates as a superconductor at liquid hydrogen nitrogen temperatures and can…

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Lowering the temperature of SOFCs

By / October 6, 2009

Technology Review reported that researchers at Georgia Tech have developed an anode material that resists the buildup of sulfur and carbon that can occur at lower temperatures. SOFCs require high…

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Materials Industry headlines

By / October 4, 2009

Ipsen Ceramics is totally focused on customer service Over 50 years has made Ipsen Ceramics an expert in the field of high temperature refractories and production of kiln furniture. Ipsen…

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Friday federal funding facts

By / October 4, 2009

Whoa, not sure whether this is because of new reporting expectations, because of the revamp of the recovery.com website, or just an huge leap in available funding at the DOE,…

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Solar power isn’t feasible!

By / October 1, 2009

This cartoon is found on the cover of the book “SolarGas” by David Hoye, published back in 1979.

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Nitride with silicon: solar cells with 30% efficiency?

By / September 30, 2009

A Phoenix company said it has created a hybrid solar cell that pairs a gallium-nitride thin film with typical silicon-based PV technology to produce a single unit it claims can…

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Video of the week: Aeroclay research at Case Western

By / September 30, 2009

We first wrote about the aerogel work of David Schiraldi’s group at CWRU back in June. Now the school and university have produced a great little video about basic steps…

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Could Lithium-ion batteries eventually use titanium dioxide?

By / September 29, 2009

I don’t know much about this other than what was posted at PNNL’s website last week, but I hope to see something published on this soon: Researchers would like to…

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