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Environmentally-friendly method of manufacturing ceramics may reduce carbon footprint, render kilns obsolete

By Faye Oney / March 3, 2017

Scientists at ETH Zurich have discovered a way to create ceramic materials using cold sintering—which could someday replace huge energy-consuming kilns currently used to manufacture ceramics and cements.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By April Gocha / January 20, 2016

Molten metal batteries, electromagnetic properties of graphene-BN materials, and other materials stories that may be of interest for January 20, 2015.

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Thermal spray fabricates nature-inspired ceramic composites that mimic nacre

By April Gocha / July 6, 2015

Researchers from Stony Brook University have recently reported the ability to use thermal-sprayed ceramic deposits as templates for synthesis of ceramic–polymer composites with striking microstructural similarity and mechanical behavior similar to those observed in nacre.

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Modular ceramic structures give coral reefs a place to call home

By April Gocha / April 7, 2015

Designer Alex Goad has fabricated ceramic Modular Artificial Reef Structure (MARS) that can help damaged coral reefs rebuild, repair, and rebound.

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I’m blue da ba dee: Striped mollusks hide unique photonic structures that may inspire future displays

By April Gocha / March 10, 2015

MIT researchers recently discovered that the shells of blue-rayed limpets—a fingernail-sized mollusk—contain unique biological photonic structures that are the first known to be made from inorganic, mineralized structures.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By April Gocha / September 10, 2014

Other materials stories that may be of interest for September 10, 2014.

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Inspired by nacre: 3D laser-engraved glass is 200 times stronger

By April Gocha / February 28, 2014

Scientists at McGill University show that the introduction of microcracks can strengthen glass by mimicking the microstructure of nacre to provide durability and flexibility to an otherwise brittle material.

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News from the glass and refractory ceramics world

By P. Carlo Ratto / September 10, 2013

Glass and refractories business news of the week.

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Two groups find cheaper, easier route to ‘cloaking’ in visible light

By / February 8, 2011

A pink object under the cloak becomes invisible. Credit: SMART Center. Last week I mentioned that someone has found a new, cheap way to optically “hide” objects (other than the metamaterials route). Via Gizmag, I heard about the the work of two groups who, in parallel, are using calcite crystals to make objects seem to disappear —…

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Ceramists shed new light on amorphous calcium carbonate changes, effects of CO2 storage

By / September 9, 2010

Schematic of proposed CO2 underground storage by Spectra Energy in western Canada. With several proposals related to the conversion of sequestered CO2 to carbonates being considered by the science community, a team of University of California at Davis researchers say their new discoveries about the transformational and crystallization of amorphous calcium carbonate will help fill…

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