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Novel MXene–ZnO composites made with cold sintering process

By Eileen De Guire / July 31, 2018

A new paper reports success making nanocomposites with wildly dissimilar materials by the cold sintering process. Each constituent brings functional properties, and the composite’s properties are better than either constituent alone.

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Defects, failure, and cold contribute to success of Conference on Electronic and Advanced Materials

By Eileen De Guire / January 23, 2018

Nearly 345 people from about 22 countries, including about 85 students, came to Orlando, Fla., last week for the Conference on Electronic and Advanced Materials, coorganized by ACerS Electronics Division and ACerS Basic Science Division.

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News, Millie, cold sintering, Roman concrete, and lots of chocolate make Eileen’s list

By Eileen De Guire / December 29, 2017

Eileen’s favorite posts reflect the mission of Ceramic Tech Today to bring you interesting news that may not make it to you otherwise. We filter through hundreds of press releases weekly to find what matters, so you can focus on your work. We aim to inform and sometimes entertain!

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Open-access article highlights role of ceramics and glass to meet society grand challenges

By Eileen De Guire / August 25, 2017

An open-access article in the Journal of the American Ceramic Society reports on the findings of a September 2016 NSF-sponsored workshop on the role of ceramic and glass science research in meeting society’s grand challenges.

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Video: Reducing energy and manufacturing costs of ceramic materials with cold sintering

By April Gocha / June 14, 2017

By reducing typical sintering temperatures from >1000ºC to <300ºC, cold sintering offers the potential to both increase energy efficiency and drastically reduce manufacturing costs—a win–win for manufacturers and consumers alike.

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Latest sintering technology makes ceramic-based materials faster with less heat

By Stephanie Liverani / September 29, 2016

Penn State University (State College, Pa.) researchers announced they’ve developed a new technology called cold sintering process that can make a ceramic material faster than it takes to bake a pizza and at lower temperatures.

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Sick of the brick? Piezoelectric transformers poised to shrink power converters

By April Gocha / February 29, 2016

Researchers at Pennsylvania State University and Solid State Ceramics Inc. have modified hard-piezoceramic materials to realize the potential of piezoelectric transformers—which hold promise to reduce size and boost the efficiency of consumer electronic devices.

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NSF-supported center to partner with industry in advancing, expanding materials research

By Jessica McMathis / March 11, 2014

The National Science Foundation is providing $830,000 for the creation of the a new Center for Dielectrics and Piezoelectrics (CDP), which will be co-located at Penn State University and North Carolina State University.

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EMA 2013 expands scope while staying focused

By Eileen De Guire / January 24, 2013

More than 250 people are here at the 2013 Electronic Materials and Applications currently underway in Orlando, Fla. It still feels like a small, intimate meeting even though organizers expanded the scope of the meeting with several new symposia and a conscious reach into the broader electronics community, while staying true to the meeting’s mission.…

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Does fast-firing of multilayer ceramic capacitors help or hinder?

By Eileen De Guire / October 13, 2011

3D microstructure of a typical MLCC slow-fired conditions (top) and fast-fired conditions. Credit: JACerS The Clive Randall group at Penn State has just published a paper, “Effect of Firing Rates on Electrode Morphology and Electrical Properties of Multilayer Ceramic Capacitors” in the Journal of the American Ceramic Society and available via the Early View option.…

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