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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By Faye Oney / August 29, 2018

Preventing lithium-ion batteries from bursting into flame, 4-D printing for ceramics, and other materials stories that may be of interest for August 29, 2018.

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3-D printed Smart Slab offers unique architectural design, lower carbon footprint

By Faye Oney / August 24, 2018

Researchers have developed an architectural construction technology that combines 3-D-printed design with the strength of concrete. Smart Slab weighs less than half of conventional concrete and generates a lower carbon footprint.

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Necessary roughness: Engineering particle surfaces to control how cements and other suspended materials flow

By April Gocha / May 4, 2018

Researchers from ETH Zurich have created a library of silicate particles and precisely studied how the surface roughness of particles affects the viscosity and thickening behavior of suspensions of those particles.

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Video: Biodegradable microsensor monitors food for freshness

By Faye Oney / November 8, 2017

Researchers have developed a microsensor that monitors the freshness of foods. It could be used to collect data on food temperatures when connected to the internet. Watch the video to learn more about this microsensor.

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Centimeters-thick concrete roof uses steel cables and fabric layer to support unique structures

By April Gocha / October 17, 2017

ETH Zurich researchers have used computational modeling to design an ultrathin concrete roof for that optimizes strength while eliminating extra material and weight.

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Arched design allows concrete floors to go thinner and lighter, offers green building solution

By April Gocha / May 16, 2017

Researchers at ETH Zürich have developed a new modular and thin concrete flooring system that weighs 70% less than conventional concrete floors and could offer a greener building solution.

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Scientist holding ceramic material the size of a quarter

Environmentally-friendly method of manufacturing ceramics may reduce carbon footprint, render kilns obsolete

By Faye Oney / March 3, 2017

Scientists at ETH Zurich have discovered a way to create ceramic materials using cold sintering—which could someday replace huge energy-consuming kilns currently used to manufacture ceramics and cements.

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A solid future: Cements conference looks at ‘a vision of things to come’ for the industry

By Stephanie Liverani / July 20, 2016

ACerS Cements Division held a successful meeting July 10–13 at Northwestern University in Evanston, Ill. The 7th Advances in Cement-Based Materials conference brought together 113 academics, students, and cements professionals from around the globe.

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Video: Computational thermoforming—the cheaper alternative to 3-D printing?

By Stephanie Liverani / May 18, 2016

Can a technique used to manufacture common molded parts, like yogurt containers and packaging for electronics, serve as a more cost-effective alternative to mass 3-D printing? Researchers at ETH Zürich and Disney Research Zürich say yes.

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Reports suggest wrinkles are good, at least for thin film ceramic membranes

By April Gocha / June 23, 2015

Scientists at ETH Zurich have found that doping is not the only way to influence ion conductivity in ceramic membranes.

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