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Clear cerium oxide coating could protect space electronics, living cells from damage of UV radiation

By April Gocha / February 5, 2016

Researchers at Zhejiang University and South China University of Technology in China have created new glass-based composite materials that are really good at absorbing UV radiation.

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Schott’s multitalented glass is indispensable for energy technologies

By Thomas H. Loewe / September 9, 2015

Even though glass is usually not directly visible when used in energy technology, it is indispensable—and it holds immense potential for the energy landscape of the future.

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Ceramics and glass business news of the week

By April Gocha / January 9, 2015

XeraCarb tries to make body armor, PPG highlights new auto tech, and other ceramics and glass business news of the week for January 9, 2015.

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Retired Corning scientist S. Donald Stookey dies at 99

By Eileen De Guire / November 7, 2014

Renowned glass scientist S. Donald Stookey—an ACerS member, Distinguished Life Member, and Fellow—died on Tuesday, Nov. 4, at the age of 99 in Pittsford, N.Y.

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Video: Quality control gone wild: Schott blasts and pummels its fire-rated glass ceramics to ensure your safety

By April Gocha / July 17, 2014

Schott’s line of fire-rated glass ceramics, Pyran Platinum, are put through an intense battery of tests to ensure that the material holds up to extremely hot temperatures and rapid temperature changes—all to ensure your safety in a burning building.

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Ceramics and glass business news of the week

By / November 29, 2012

Here’s what we are hearing: 3M completes acquisition of Ceradyne 3M announced that it has completed its acquisition of Ceradyne Inc. effective as of Nov. 28, 2012, pursuant to the previously announced merger agreement among Ceradyne, 3M, and 3M’s wholly owned subsidiary, Cyborg Acquisition Corp., through the merger of Cyborg Acquisition Corp. with and into…

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MTC video: How glass–ceramic products can be machined, polished

By / September 21, 2012

I’ve known for some time that glass–ceramic products can be machined, but I actually have never seen it done, so seeing that process and what tools have to be used, what depth of cuts are possible, etc., is what interested me in the above video that Morgan Technical Ceramics recently put online. (Be patient; the juiciest…

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Ceramics and glass business news of the week

By / September 7, 2012

Here is what we are hearing: Lynas rockets after Malaysian plant approved (Sydney Morning Herald) Lynas Corp. stock soared by almost 60 per cent after the company received a temporary operating license for its long-delayed $800 million rare earths plant in Malaysia. The Lynas plant on Malaysia’s east coast has been ready to fire up since…

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Other materials science stories that may be of interest

By / July 9, 2012

Check ’em out: New method knocks out stubborn electron problem A newly published article in Physical Review Letters eliminates one of the top unsolved theoretical problems in chemical physics as ranked by the National Research Council in 1995. Scientists now can more accurately predict the dynamic behavior of electrons in atoms and molecules in chemical…

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Smile: Nanocrystals in glass–ceramic dentures provide strength, natural appearance

By / January 10, 2012

Making glass-ceramics at Jena University. Credit: Jan-Peter Kasper, FSU. James Bond fans know well the villain Jaws, a character in The Spy Who Loved Me and Moonraker. Jaws wasn’t concerned about appearance as long as his powerful steel teeth could be sunk into a foe. But, finding strong and natural-appearing materials for artificial teeth for use…

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