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Video: Transparent wood is not only see-through—it can store and release heat too!

By Lisa McDonald / April 10, 2019

By adding polyethylene glycol to delignified wood, researchers from the KTH Royal Institute of Technology created transparent wood that can store and release heat. They estimate this wood could be available for interior design purposes in as little as five years.

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Science for the future at the Electronic Materials and Applications Conference

By Eileen De Guire / January 29, 2019

The Electronic Materials and Applications Conference (EMA 2019) reached its 10th anniversary in Orlando on January 23-25, 2019. Topics ranged from superconductors to materials for 5G, and attendees presented talks on theoretical science and engineering research.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By Faye Oney / September 26, 2018

Nanoparticle super structures from pyramid-shaped building blocks, recycling EV batteries in Japan, and other materials stories that may be of interest for September 26, 2018.

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Ceramics UK—Brexit inspires 2019 trade show in UK

By Faye Oney / September 11, 2018

Ceramics UK, taking place July 10–11, 2019 in Shropshire, England, will showcase the historical and growing technical ceramics industry in the UK. The conference is projected to attract more than 3,000 attendees and 200 exhibitors worldwide.

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Ceramic and glass business news of the week

By Faye Oney / July 6, 2018

Summer school on ferroelectrics to be held December 10–14, BMW contracts with Chinese lithium-ion battery manufacturer to provide lithium-ion battery cells for use in its hybrid vehicles and EVs, and more ceramic and glass business news of the week for July 6, 2018.

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Making higher-performing lithium batteries using ‘pickling’ process

By Faye Oney / June 22, 2018

Researchers discovered that a chemical reaction that takes place when a performance-enhancing additive is mixed into a lithium battery’s electrolyte can suppress its decomposition—similar to the pickling process. This discovery could lead to higher-performing batteries.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By April Gocha / March 28, 2018

Inducing superconductivity in tungsten disulfide monolayer, liquid-to-glass transition process gains clarity, and other materials stories that may be of interest for March 28, 2018.

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Ceramics in the semiconductor industry and more inside April 2018 ACerS Bulletin, now available online

By April Gocha / March 15, 2018

The April 2018 issue of the ACerS Bulletin—featuring articles about ceramics in the semiconductor industry, refractory firebricks for energy storage, high-temperature furnace coatings, ceramic proppant supply, and additive manufacturing at Ceramics Expo 2018—is now available online.

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Materials advances broaden prospects for ceramics in future fuel cells

By April Gocha / March 2, 2018

Researchers at Northwestern University have developed a high-efficiency protonic ceramic fuel cell that operates at mid-range temperatures; and researchers at the University of Wisconsin–Madison are harnessing the power of computation to identify better materials for solid oxide fuel cells.

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Ceramic pump operates at 2,552ºF for thermal energy conversion

By Faye Oney / October 24, 2017

Researchers built the first ceramic pump that can transfer liquid metals up to 1,673 Kelvin (2,552ºF). The pump could be used for renewable energy storage, producing hydrogen from methane without releasing CO2, and to develop new types of batteries.

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