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Building a better flight: Synchrotron’s X-rays probe the failure of thermal barrier coatings

By April Gocha / August 29, 2014

An international team of researchers recently got a rare glimpse into what happens in thermal barrier coatings as they operate—by using a custom-built furnace and some heavy-duty X-rays.

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Other materials science stories that may be of interest

By / June 5, 2012

This “trigonal bipyramidal” crystalline structure that forms the basis of Oregon State University‘s “cool blue” pigment (see below). Credit: OSU. Check ’em out: “I like to break things”: Janine Schneider breaks things in the name of science As Janine Schneider walks through the materials testing facility, her eyes light up; it is clear that she…

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