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Disorderly conduct: Insight into materials failure could lead to glasses that are less likely to break

By April Gocha / December 5, 2017

An interdisciplinary group of scientists at the University of Pennsylvania have harnessed intense computation, data, and modeling power to determine how disordered solids fail, an understanding that could help engineer custom materials, such as glass that is less likely to break.

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Sea sponges resist buckling by building optimally engineered glass toothpicks

By April Gocha / January 24, 2017

Researchers at Brown University have taken a closer look at the orange puffball sea sponge’s silica spicules and found that they, too, have evolved a precisely engineered design that provides the structures with maximal strength.

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Acoustic detection method may identify early cracks in ceramic capacitors and beyond

By April Gocha / March 24, 2016

Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology may be on to something that can help with better monitoring of ceramic capacitors—they have devised a new nondestructive method that may be able to detect cracks in materials before they lead to device failure.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By April Gocha / December 8, 2015

Manufacturing leaders spill, doping thermoelectric materials, and other materials stories that may be of interest for December 8, 2015.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By April Gocha / July 1, 2015

Speeding materials development, structural origins of glass transition, and other materials stories that may be of interest for July 1, 2015.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By April Gocha / June 23, 2015

Dilatometry moves beyond thermal expansion, X-rays reveal secrets, and other materials stories that may be of interest for June 23, 2015.

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EMA 2015 finishes with failure, in the best way possible

By April Gocha / January 27, 2015

It’s a wrap: ACerS Electronic Materials and Applications 2015 closed the book on its sixth successful meeting in Orlando last week. Click through for April’s final report (again, with photos!) from Florida.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By April Gocha / December 30, 2014

Molybdenum disulfide gets some understanding, how glassy materials fail, and other materials stories that may be of interest for December 30, 2014.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By April Gocha / December 24, 2014

Science of Cinderella’s glass slippers, smart self-tinting and self-powered windows, Gorilla Glass for sensitive sensors, and other materials stories that may be of interest for December 24, 2014.

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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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