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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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Ceramics and glass business news of the week

By Eileen De Guire / March 28, 2014

Ceramics and glass business news of the week

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By Eileen De Guire / February 4, 2014

Other materials stories that may be of interest

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By Jim Destefani / December 2, 2013

Other materials stories that may be of interest.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By Jim Destefani / October 14, 2013

Other materials stories that may be of interest.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By Jim Destefani / August 12, 2013

Ultra-thin carbon-based wafer saws save silicon You can’t saw without producing sawdust, and that can be expensive if, for example, you’re sawing silicon wafers for photovoltaic and semiconductor applications. But scientists from the Fraunhofer Institute for Mechanics of Materials IWM (Freiburg, Germany) and the Australian Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO; Highett, Victoria) have…

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Optical fibers and optimal sails

By / August 7, 2012

To measure the forces acting on the sail, researchers have fitted it with a web of glass fibers. Credit: Fraunhofer HHI. As mentioned in the previous post about Corning’s production of optical fibers, the fibers are most often associated with telecommunications applications. But, these glass fibers are robust optical tools, whose use is limited only…

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Other materials science stories that may be of interest

By Eileen De Guire / June 11, 2012

Here’s a selection of what we’re hearing. Corning’s new Willow Glass. Credit: Corning Glassworks. Corning launches ultra-slim flexible glass Corning Incorporated launched Corning Willow Glass, an ultra-slim flexible glass, which could revolutionize the shape and form of next-generation consumer electronic technologies. Corning Willow Glass will help enable thin, light and cost-efficient applications including today’s slim…

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By Eileen De Guire / December 20, 2011

Check ’em out: Red, green and blue OLEDs with an active surface area of 2×2 millimeters, being tested for performance. Credit: Deutscher Zukunftpreis/Ansgar Pudenz. Electronics made of plastic Researchers at Germany’s Fraunhofer Institute have developed an alternative to silicon semiconductors using an organic material, a type of dye commonly used in the production of road…

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By Eileen De Guire / November 15, 2011

A fully automated robot arm pours molten glass into the sample mold. Credit: Knud Dobberke; Fraunhofer ISC. Check ’em out: Instant-on computers may be possible with modified materials Researchers from three NSF-supported Materials Research Science and Engineering Centers at Penn State and Cornell recently added ferroelectric capability to materials used in common computer transistors–a feat…

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