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Nanoparticles lower thermal shock stress for ceramics at extreme temperatures

By Faye Oney / September 4, 2018

Researchers have succeeded in reducing heat transfer of ceramics at extreme temperatures. A simple coating of nanoparticles on a ceramic surface was all that was needed to reduce thermal shock and maintain strength of the ceramic material.

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JACerS Awards Symposium at MS&T18 features presentations of best ceramic science papers

By Jonathon Foreman / August 7, 2018

JACerS Awards Symposium will take place on October 17, 2018, at MS&T18 in Columbus, Ohio. The symposium features 13 presentations from invited authors of the best papers published in JACerS in the past two years.

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One flash spark plasma sintering to rule them all: Technique can densify most materials in mere seconds

By April Gocha / December 8, 2017

Researchers at San Diego State University have developed a flash spark plasma sintering technique that can densify all kinds of materials, regardless of their electrical conductivity, in a matter of just seconds.

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3-D-printed ceramic foams build tailored cellular structures with dual-level porosity

By April Gocha / March 2, 2017

Researchers at Harvard University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology have devised a procedure for fabricating ceramic foams that can be used to 3-D print cellular materials that combine both microscale and macroscale porosity.

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Fish scales inspire ceramic-plated protective gloves that are puncture-resistant yet flexible

By April Gocha / February 21, 2017

By studying how fish scales deform, interact, and fracture, scientists at McGill University have uncovered mechanisms to translate that flexible strength into principles to engineer puncture-resistant gloves that can maintain dexterity while protecting workers with superior appendage protection.

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Apple releases latest harvest of fruit with new iPhone 7 and ceramic Watch

By April Gocha / September 9, 2016

Apple unveiled the latest iteration of its tech products this week, debuting the new iPhone 7 and Series 2 Watches.

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Scientists work towards oxidation-resistant, ultrahigh melting point nanolaminated borides

By April Gocha / June 6, 2016

Researchers from Drexel University (Philadelphia, Pa.), Linkoping University in Sweden, and Imperial College London think that they can make borides better—by giving the material a protective layer of aluminum, the scientists have developed the world’s first corrosion-resistant boride.

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Ceramics and glass business news of the week

By April Gocha / January 15, 2016

Alcoa moves to reduce alumina production, MesoCoat tug-o-war is over, and more ceramics and glass business news of the week for January 15, 2016.

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Ceramics and glass business news of the week

By April Gocha / June 12, 2015

Alcoa invests in aerospace, Soleras is sputtering ahead, and more ceramics and glass business news of the week for June 12, 2015.

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Ceramics and glass business news of the week

By April Gocha / June 5, 2015

Bayer MaterialScience gets a new name, Schott manufactures world’s largest glass tube, and more ceramics and glass business news of the week for June 5, 2015.

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