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Preventing corrosion with ultra-thin layers of aluminum oxide

By Faye Oney / April 20, 2018

Researchers have discovered that a solid aluminum oxide protection layer can deform like a liquid, possibly protecting metals from environmental elements. Their discovery could solve degradation problems that contribute to rust and corrosion.

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Ultrathin aluminum oxide layer boosts performance of garnet ceramic solid-state batteries

By April Gocha / January 17, 2017

Researchers at the University of Maryland have designed a way to insert an ultrathin layer of aluminum oxide in between a garnet ceramic electrolyte and electrodes of solid-state batteries, decreasing impedance by 300-fold and allowing the energy to flow.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By April Gocha / May 18, 2016

Functionalized nanomaterials for carbon capture, floor tiles that generate power, and other materials stories that may be of interest for May 18, 2016.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By April Gocha / December 22, 2015

Transparent metal films for next-gen displays, spray-painted ceramic particles, and other materials stories that may be of interest for December 22, 2015.

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Advances in materials will soon solve any dental dilemma

By April Gocha / October 27, 2015

No matter what your dental problem, science has you covered. Whether it’s a better material for fillings, a replacement tooth altogether, or a whole new set of chompers, new research is delving deep into the science of materials for your mouth.

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Graphene pairs with alumina for strong, wear-resistant ceramic composite

By April Gocha / April 10, 2015

New research suggests a simple solution to improve the wear resistance, fracture tolerance, and conductivity of alumina ceramic—the addition of graphene.

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Apple’s gold made stronger with ceramics

By Jessica McMathis / March 15, 2015

The gold in Apple’s watch is far from pure: The alloy is actually one-quarter ceramic reinforcement that makes the gold “twice as hard,” more scratch resistant, and less dense.

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Ceramics and glass business news of the week

By April Gocha / February 6, 2015

Raytheon acquires drones, Asahi solar receives awards, Corning nabs NovaSol, and more ceramics and glass business news of the week for February 6, 2015.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By April Gocha / November 26, 2014

Electric arc furnaces offer benefits, theory for liquid–solid transition in glass, and other materials stories that may be of interest for November 26, 2014.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By April Gocha / November 19, 2014

Growing forests of carbon nanotubes, high-temperature superconductors explained, new crystalline order for thermoelectric applications, and other materials stories that may be of interest for November 19, 2014.

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