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Materials scientists and ACerS members weigh in on vibranium—a material with superpowers

By Faye Oney / March 9, 2018

In the movie “Black Panther,” the superhero gets his powers from vibranium—a nearly indestructible material with superior properties. Materials scientists Yury Gogotsi and Jayakanth Ravichandran offer their perspectives on the material in a Gizmodo interview.

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Boron carbide for lightweight ceramic armor, and more inside August ACerS Bulletin

By April Gocha / July 20, 2017

The August 2017 issue of the ACerS Bulletin—featuring articles about boron carbide for lightweight ceramic armor, an update on German ceramic R&D activities, and where big data meets materials science—is now available online.

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Video: Improving armor—developing better materials to better protect

By April Gocha / June 8, 2016

When it comes to ceramic materials, body armor is a familiar and favorite topic. But better materials for protecting the lives of those in the line of duty extend beyond ceramics, too.

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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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Fahrenholtz, Bill (2012, 2011)

By / June 12, 2012

2012 Contact Information: Bill Fahrenholtz, Missouri University of Science and Technology, Rolla, MO NSF Abstract in Ceramics Program: Solid Solution and Isotope Effects on the Properties of Boride Ceramics 2012 Highlight: Presentation Material Keywords: Borides Area Keywords: Broader Impact Keywords: Press Release: CER GranteeWorkshop Participant: 2012 2011 Contact Information: William Fahrenholtz, Missouri University of…

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Analyst: Global demand for boron nitride, boron carbide to continue steady growth despite recession dip

By / March 19, 2012

Boron nitride, wurtzite structure. Credit: Wikipedia. A global markets research firm, Global Industry Analysts, issued a new study explaining how demand for boron nitride and boron carbide sustained some growth during the worst of the recession and is expected to experience more rapid growth in the immediate post-recession years ahead. In a news release from GIA,…

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