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Materials science advances could light up new LED technologies

By April Gocha / February 13, 2018

Residential LEDs use at least 75% less energy and last 25 times longer than incandescent bulbs, but R&D challenges still exist for LED lighting. However, new materials research continues to push LED technologies further forward.

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Water assists flash sintering to densify ceramic to 98% theoretical density in just 30 seconds

By April Gocha / September 19, 2017

Scientists at the University of California, San Diego have developed a method called water-assisted flash sintering that can densify powders to 98% of theoretical density in just 30 seconds. Their method takes place at room temperature and requires no external heating.

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Video: Piezoelectric power—GE and ORNL pioneering appliance efficiency with ultrasonic clothes dryer

By April Gocha / August 17, 2016

GE Appliances (Louisville, Ky.) and Oak Ridge National Lab (Oak Ridge, Tenn.) together are developing the next generation of laundry appliance that can dry in half the time and use 70% less energy than your current clothes dryer.

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Going green, part II: ACerS members pioneer energy-saving technique for glass-forming

By April Gocha / January 17, 2016

Researchers and ACerS members from Lehigh University and the University of Colorado have teamed up to decrease the amount of energy needed for glass-forming, an important process by which glass products take shape.

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Going green: ACerS member pioneers sustainable approach for high-purity silica production

By April Gocha / January 14, 2016

University of Michigan researcher and ACerS member Richard Laine is pioneering a new approach to reduce, reuse, and recycle—his technique for production of high-purity silica reduces energy consumption while simultaneously utilizing agricultural waste.

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Ceramics and glass business news of the week

By April Gocha / December 23, 2015

Lucideon’s new standard for ceramic tableware, PPG plant commits to water reuse, and more ceramics and glass business news of the week for December 23, 2015.

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Stressed, brittle, and reactive—Crushing clinker at its hottest provides energy and emissions savings

By Jessica McMathis / January 30, 2015

An improved process that increases cement manufacturing’s efficiency while reducing spent energy could be key in reducing emissions even further, say Rice University researchers.

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Cool roofs in not-so-cool China equal energy, emissions savings

By Jessica McMathis / September 29, 2014

Scientists from the Lawrence Berkley National Laboratory have previously established that cool roofs are the most cost-effective option for your pocketbook. Now, a group from the lab, working with Chinese researchers, has shown that the use of light-colored roofs in China would “substantially” reduce energy use and greenhouse gas emissions in regions where summer temps soar.

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AAA battery-powered water splitter generates clean hydrogen for a clean future

By April Gocha / September 8, 2014

A group of researchers from Stanford is leading a new charge—their simple water splitter only needs a AAA battery and skips the precious metal catalysts present in other splitters, making a cheaper device that shows promise for making a hydrogen future all the more possible.

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