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No more inert atmospheres—Molten salt synthesis prevents oxidation of materials in air

By Lisa McDonald / April 19, 2019

Nonoxide ceramics typically undergo high-temperature synthesis in an inert atmosphere to prevent spontaneous oxidation. Researchers at Forschungszentrum Jülich have now found that potassium bromide keeps nonoxide ceramics from oxidizing when synthesized in normal air.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By Lisa McDonald / April 10, 2019

Using bacteria to prevent potholes, high-tech material in a salt crust, and other materials stories that may be of interest for April 10, 2019.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By Lisa McDonald / January 30, 2019

Chemical vapor deposition advancements, negative capacitance in ferroelectric materials, and other materials stories that may be of interest for January 30, 2019.

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Transparent ceramics: Stronger than Gorilla Glass

By Lisa McDonald / December 21, 2018

Jülich scientists created yttria-coated transparent zirconia ceramics that demonstrated fracture toughness values far higher than tempered glass. Their method is suitable for industrial mass production.

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Jülich ceramic fuel cell sets world record with 70,000 hours of continuous service

By April Gocha / December 9, 2015

Researchers at Forschungszentrum Jülich research center in Germany have set a world record for the longest continually-running solid oxide fuel cell, a major achievement for fuel cells everywhere.

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Aerodynamic levitation, modeling and new analytical techniques leads to cement-to-semiconductor advances

By / June 13, 2013

  One type of cage structure around the spin-density of one electron in a model of cement-based semiconducting metallic glass (gray=Al; green=Ca; and red=O). Credit: Akola et al.; Argonne National Lab.   Normally in the creation of a metallic glass, the process begins with a metal that is transformed to a glassy state. Now, however, a…

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