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Tobermorite combines with white graphene to make heat- and radiation-resistant ceramic

By Faye Oney / January 26, 2018

Researchers have created a high-performance ceramic composite that is strong, durable, and resistant to heat and radiation. The findings could be useful in industries that require highly functional and durable ceramic materials—such as nuclear power plants, aerospace, and oil and gas industries.

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A new spin on additive manufacturing: Rotational 3-D printing controls fiber orientation to print stronger functional composites

By April Gocha / January 18, 2018

Researchers at the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences have developed a novel 3-D printing technique that adds another dimension of control to additively manufactured composites—local microstructural control.

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Revised composite materials handbook strives to standardize engineering of ceramic matrix composites

By April Gocha / December 20, 2017

A new and updated Composite Materials Handbook Volume 5: Ceramic Matrix Composites adds important data and reference materials for ceramic matrix composite materials, including sections describing ceramic matrix composite materials/processing, design/analysis guidelines, testing procedures, and data analysis and acceptance.  

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Low-temperature processing could establish ‘Materials Valley’ for companies manufacturing sustainable ceramic composites

By April Gocha / February 28, 2017

What if—instead of redesigning individual materials to make them stronger, lighter, cheaper, and greener—we could rethink a single processing method to improve various different materials? Such a reality may be closer than you think.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By April Gocha / December 28, 2016

Nano-modified aerospace composites from carbon nanotubes, bacteria-powered battery built from a single sheet of paper, and other materials stories that may be of interest for December 28, 2017.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By April Gocha / August 10, 2016

Carbon nanotubes stitch together composites, Olympians suit up in high-tech apparel, and other materials stories that may be of interest for August 10, 2016.

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Future looks equally bright for ceramic-matrix composites and next generation of ceramic and glass leaders

By April Gocha / May 19, 2016

Your summer reading is delivered—the June/July issue of the ACerS Bulletin is now available online.

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Paper power: Glassy ceramic material makes paperlike electrodes for better lithium-ion batteries

By April Gocha / April 3, 2016

Researchers at Kansas State University are exploring new glassy ceramic material combinations and electrode designs that will afford lithium-ion batteries with high capacity, efficiency, and stability as well as high mass loading.

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Supersonic revival: NASA developing quieter, more fuel-efficient supersonic commercial jet

By April Gocha / March 8, 2016

NASA recently announced that it is spending $20 million to push supersonic jet travel back into commercial reality. The funding is going to a team led by Lockheed Martin for preliminary design work on a reimagined supersonic jet that could take to the skies by 2020.

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GE boosts ceramic matrix composite capacity with $200M investment in silicon carbide manufacturing factories

By April Gocha / November 11, 2015

Aviation giant GE recently announced that it’s investing more than $200 million to build a pair of new factories focused solely on silicon carbide manufacturing for ceramic matrix composites.

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