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How did it all begin? Glass mimicking space stuff could provide answers

By April Gocha / January 18, 2016

Scientists at Fraunhofer Institute for Silicate Research, collaborating with scientists at Westphalian Wilhelms University of Münster and the Technical University of Braunschweig in Germany, are experimenting with glass to help answer the very question of how it all began.

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New application method creates scale-up opportunity for diamond-like fuel-saving coating

By Stephanie Liverani / August 12, 2015

With fuel saving and lower emissions in mind, researchers at Fraunhofer Institute have zeroed in on an application method for applying diamond-like coatings to reduce friction on vehicle components—such as engine parts—that they say can be scaled up and easily integrated with existing coating machines.

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Simulations cast new light on ceramic tape casting

By April Gocha / June 4, 2015

Researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute for Mechanics of Materials IWM in Freiburg, Germany, have figured out to improve ceramic tape casting—without performing any experiments.

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Keep calm and shine on: Material science behind chocolate’s surface sheen

By April Gocha / December 30, 2014

When you think about it, there aren’t too many foods that we want to change states of matter while we’re eating them. But chocolate is one delightful exception—we deeply appreciate chocolate’s transformation from solid to gooey liquid.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By April Gocha / December 17, 2014

Imaging inside of materials, magnetite structure surprises, nanoshaping methods, and other materials stories that may be of interest for December 17, 2014.

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Set it and forget it: Bioabsorbable metal–ceramic implants fix broken bodies, then vanish

By April Gocha / December 2, 2014

Researchers at Fraunhofer Institute are trying to improve soft tissue repairs by using metal-ceramic composites to fashion into bioabsorbable implants.

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Ceramics and glass business news of the week

By April Gocha / November 14, 2014

New Apple–GT Advanced dispute documents surface, H.C. Starck and Ningxia reach agreement, Schott to restructure in Duryea, top global innovators announced, and other ceramics and glass business news of the week for November 14, 2014.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By April Gocha / October 13, 2014

Liquid crystal skin monitors, textile welding for Navy uniforms, wind turbines to control hurricanes, novel nanoparticle synthesis, and other materials stories that may be of interest for October 13, 2014.

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11th CMCEE promises to promote ceramic research for energy and the environment

By Eileen De Guire / July 2, 2014

The International Symposium on Ceramic Materials and Components for Engines Series is an opportunity for scientists, engineers, researchers, and manufacturers to come together to encourage and promote ceramic research for energy and environmental applications.

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The most dynamic duo: Lasers and plasma combine to create microstructures in glass

By April Gocha / May 17, 2014

A new technology developed at the Fraunhofer Institute in Germany combines lasers with atmospheric pressure plasma beams to create glass microstructures more efficiently.

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