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New issue of Nature Materials features Nitin Padture on advanced ceramics for aerospace propulsion

By April Gocha / August 9, 2016

ACerS member and Fellow Nitin Padture penned one of three commentaries for a new aerospace-centered issue of Nature Materials. Padture’s article, “Advanced structural ceramics in aerospace propulsion,” details the vital role of advanced structural ceramics in ever-advancing vehicle propulsion systems.

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Future looks equally bright for ceramic-matrix composites and next generation of ceramic and glass leaders

By April Gocha / May 19, 2016

Your summer reading is delivered—the June/July issue of the ACerS Bulletin is now available online.

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GE boosts ceramic matrix composite capacity with $200M investment in silicon carbide manufacturing factories

By April Gocha / November 11, 2015

Aviation giant GE recently announced that it’s investing more than $200 million to build a pair of new factories focused solely on silicon carbide manufacturing for ceramic matrix composites.

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Durable multilayered, multifunctional thermal barrier coatings demonstrated

By April Gocha / June 3, 2015

Researchers from Stony Brook University’s Center for Thermal Spray Research recently reported significant advancements in the development of durable thermal barrier coatings—critical materials that enable higher turbine operating temperatures.

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Lux predicts winners, losers among CIGS and concentrated solar photovoltaics, and peak-energy demand solutions

By / September 7, 2010

SMA solar energy inverter Lux Research has a couple of interesting reports out regarding who the winners and losers are likely to be in several key energy-related categories. Lux, it should be pointed out, is in the business of providing governments, businesses and investors with proprietary information on emerging technologies. The company uses a combination…

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