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Building a better flight: Synchrotron’s X-rays probe the failure of thermal barrier coatings

By April Gocha / August 29, 2014

An international team of researchers recently got a rare glimpse into what happens in thermal barrier coatings as they operate—by using a custom-built furnace and some heavy-duty X-rays.

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Harnessing solar with ceramic particles

By Jim Destefani / September 20, 2013

Scientists at Sandia National Laboratories are working to improve falling-particle receiver technology, a solar energy approach that dates to the 1980s.

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