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Single-layer ‘super material’ semiconductor shows promise as novel light source

By Stephanie Liverani / October 28, 2016

Two-dimensional transition metal dichalcogenides (or TMDCs) are particularly promising single-layer materials. And researchers at the University of Würzburg in Germany say TMDCs are actually capable of generating light when supplied with energy.

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New kid on the block: This 2-D material could upstage graphene in the digital tech game

By Stephanie Liverani / March 1, 2016

There’s a new one atom-thick flat material on the scene that could boot graphene from its seat as the wonder material to advance electronic tech as we know it.

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Special whisky glass designed for out-of-this-world cocktails

By Stephanie Liverani / September 11, 2015

One day, space tourism will be a reality for the lucky few who can afford the journey. And when that day comes, a celebratory cocktail will be in order. So the makers of Ballantine Scotch are funding the development of the perfect open-topped cup for drinking whisky in microgravity.

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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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Volcanoes, phase change RAM, gymnastic comedy—all themes at DGG-GOMD

By Eileen De Guire / May 28, 2014

The technical program for the joint DGG-ACerS GOMD meeting began Tuesday morning with five tracks on topics that ranged from industrial-scale melting and furnace design, to emerging applications in energy and biomedicine, to highly theoretical science of the glassy state.

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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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European, US glass communities come together for historic first meeting in Aachen

By Eileen De Guire / April 15, 2014

ACerS Glass & Optical Materials Division and the German Society of Glass Technology are set to meet jointly for the first time in Aachen, Germany, May 25-30.

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CLS 2014

Urgent vs important? The 4th Ceramic Leadership Summit is important—and urgent

By April Gocha / March 5, 2014

Early bird registration for the 4th Ceramic Leadership Summit closes soon, so grab your spot to secure your networking opportunities with some of the biggest names in the business.

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On Germany’s approach to engineering, science and stability

By / October 31, 2011

Sample of current EU unemployment rates. Source: Google Public Data Explorer. A story from the Guardian (UK) written by John Kampfer has some interesting thoughts about why Germany now seems less prone to cyclical economic crises. In particular, Kampfer looks at this phenomenon through the lens of how that nation (and other parts of northern…

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Ceramics and glass business news of the week

By / September 30, 2011

NexTech’s 10 µm MCO coating on SS441 substrate 900°C, 200 hours, air. Credit: NexTech. Here’s what we are hearing: PPG to increase global production capacity for precipitated silica PPG Industries announced that it is increasing its global precipitated silica production capacity by more than 18,000 tons per year in response to growing global demand. The capacity…

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