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Aluminum powder and water produce spontaneous hydrolysis to power fuel cell for soldiers in the field

By Faye Oney / August 15, 2017

Researchers have discovered a way to produce hydrogen to power a fuel cell, using hydrolysis without a catalyst. This “spontaneous hydrolysis” could provide soldiers with battery power in the field.

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Ceramics and glass business news of the week

By April Gocha / May 29, 2015

Industrial cold-spray system, free sampling seminar, lots of flat glass, and more ceramics and glass business news of the week for May 29, 2015.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By April Gocha / March 11, 2015

Ceramic matrix composites take on jet engine, high-temperature superconductivity advances, and other materials stories that may be of interest for March 11, 2015.

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Scientists work to develop ceramic conductors for Li-ion batteries

By Jim Destefani / July 31, 2013

Making the lithium-ion batteries that power everything from hybrid and all-electric vehicles to cell phones and other mobile electronic devices safer, longer lasting, and less expensive is a key goal for researchers in the field. Conventional Li-ion batteries use a liquid conducting medium to allow current to flow between the battery’s anode and cathode. Scientists…

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White House convenes Materials Genome workshop; wave of new MGI initiatives announced

By / May 18, 2012

National Nanotechnology Initiative’s schematic representation of knowledge/data flow in Materials Genome-type communities. Credit: NNI. The White House held a special Materials Genome Initiative workshop this week that involved about 170 representatives of industry, academia, national labs and government, and the event served as a background for several significant new announcements related to the MGI. A post…

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‘Soft’ Ceramic Armor

By / April 9, 2009

This video is meant to show there is more than one way to skin the ceramics-as-armor cat.

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