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Ceramic filter materials: Low-tech to WOW!-tech

By Jim Destefani / June 17, 2013

Discovered at Argonne National Laboratory, materials that expand under pressure contain large, fluid-filled pores that may enable their use as filter or storage materials. Credit: Argonne. Various types of ceramic materials have been used to filter everything from water to molten metal to automotive exhaust gases. Here’s a look at two new filtration material developments…

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Aerodynamic levitation, modeling and new analytical techniques leads to cement-to-semiconductor advances

By / June 13, 2013

  One type of cage structure around the spin-density of one electron in a model of cement-based semiconducting metallic glass (gray=Al; green=Ca; and red=O). Credit: Akola et al.; Argonne National Lab.   Normally in the creation of a metallic glass, the process begins with a metal that is transformed to a glassy state. Now, however, a…

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By Eileen De Guire / April 2, 2013

Strategic Materials Advisory Council cautions DOD against stockpiling Chinese rare earths The Strategic Materials Advisory Council has cautioned the Department of Defense to avoid the risky mitigation strategy of stockpiling strategic and critical materials from China. The DOD recently completed its biannual “Strategic and Critical Materials 2013 Report on Stockpile Requirements,” which recommended stockpiling $120.43…

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Argonne National Laboratory’s Advanced Photon Source

By / April 9, 2009

ANL’s Advanced Photon Source facility is a national synchrotron X-ray research facility funded by the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Science, Office of Basic Energy Science, and provides the “brightest x-ray beams in the Western Hemisphere to more than 5,000 scientists worldwide”.

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