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How will ceramic materials fare in outer space? This and much more inside August 2018 ACerS Bulletin

By Faye Oney / July 20, 2018

The August 2018 issue of the ACerS Bulletin is now available online. You’ll find stories about how functional ceramics will be 3-D printed for outer space applications, how fly ash waste can be used for high-performance refractories, and much more.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By Faye Oney / June 27, 2018

Scientists create continuously emitting microlasers with nanoparticle-coated beads, Rutgers physicists create new class of 2-D artificial materials, and other materials stories that may be of interest for June 27, 2018.

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Fly ash binder could eventually replace Portland cement in concrete

By Faye Oney / June 19, 2018

Scientists have developed an environmentally-friendly material that could eventually replace conventional Portland cement in concrete. The new composite, consisting mostly of fly ash, was found to be as structurally strong as Portland cement.

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DOE projects could revive domestic rare-earth element production

By Faye Oney / October 31, 2017

A collaboration between Battelle and Rare Earth Salts is one of several DOE projects to revive rare earth production in the U.S. Researchers are working to extract rare-earth elements from coal fly ash—which could also provide a boost to the coal industry.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By April Gocha / March 15, 2017

Polymer-coated silicon nanosheets could offer alternative to graphene, supercomputer helps design jets from composite materials that will burn less fuel, and other materials stories that may be of interest for March 15, 2017.

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Thermal barrier coating, like a phoenix, is born from ash of industrial waste

By April Gocha / September 16, 2014

A team of researchers at Mexico’s Center for Research in Advanced Materials is fabricating a thermal barrier coating, based on coal combustion byproduct fly ash, that pulls double duty to protect jet engines and reduce environmental pollutants.

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Biofuels byproduct shown to be effective cement supplement

By Eileen De Guire / March 19, 2013

Cement researcher Feraidon Ataie. Credit: KSU. Researchers at Kansas State University have demonstrated that certain bioethanol and other biofuel byproducts can be converted into a cementitious material that can work well as a replacement for part of the Portland cement used in concrete. The idea is that the waste material could potentially reduce some of…

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Ash, sand-resistant thermal barrier coatings and novel test rig

By Eileen De Guire / February 21, 2012

Apropos to the latest round of ash clouds spewing from the EyjafjallajökullI volcano, plus indications that some
utilities are going to be building new high-temperature fast-cycle gas turbines for peak electrical power generation, we offer this video that expands on a story I first wrote about in April.

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Video of the week: Ash, sand-resistant thermal barrier coatings and novel test rig

By / June 2, 2011

[flash https://ceramics.org/ceramictechtoday/wp-content/video/osu_turbine_coatings.flv mode=1 f={image=/ceramictechtoday/wp-content/video/osu_turbine_coatings.jpg}] Apropos to the latest round of ash clouds spewing from the EyjafjallajökullI volcano, plus indications that some utilities are going to be building new high-temperature fast-cycle gas turbines for peak electrical power generation, we offer this video that expands on a story I first wrote about in April. It regards an…

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Video of the Week: ‘Green concrete’ composed of 70% fly ash

By / January 31, 2011

[flash http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AmUgIiGjlOo&feature=mfu_in_order&list=UL preview=force] Researchers at Missouri University of Science and Technology believe that increasing the amount of fly ash in concrete up to 70 percent can result in excellent concrete in terms of both strength and durability. And it could prevent millions of tons of the waste product from ending up in landfills. “Traditional specifications…

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