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Poor quality (or fake) graphene could be hindering your research

By Faye Oney / December 11, 2018

In two separate studies, researchers discovered inferior and counterfeit commercial-grade graphene by examining dozens of graphene samples. Scientists using inferior graphene may find their research results are not as accurate as they thought.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By Faye Oney / September 26, 2018

Nanoparticle super structures from pyramid-shaped building blocks, recycling EV batteries in Japan, and other materials stories that may be of interest for September 26, 2018.

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Ceramic and glass business news of the week

By Faye Oney / July 27, 2018

Glass Problems Conference announces schedule, Tethon 3D develops high alumina tethonite ceramic powder for inkjet 3-D printing, and more ceramic and glass business news of the week for July 27, 2018.

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Ceramic and glass business news of the week

By Faye Oney / July 13, 2018

Orton Ceramic offers 7 short courses on refractories and glass, Chinese manufacturer to build world’s largest automotive lithium-ion battery factory, and more ceramic and glass business news of the week for July 13, 2018.

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Analysis suggests no short-term supply obstacles for battery materials, although risks persist

By April Gocha / October 20, 2017

According to a new analysis by researchers at MIT, University of California Berkeley, and Rochester Institute of Technology, adequate supply of critical lithium-ion battery materials lithium, cobalt, manganese, graphite, and nickel should not disrupt battery production, at least in the short term.

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Ripple effect: Ripplocations help explain dislocation theory in layered materials

By April Gocha / September 30, 2016

Researchers at Drexel University report on their studies of MAX phase ceramics that describe a completely new observation of how materials deform—a finding with broad implications for various other kinds of layered materials.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By April Gocha / June 22, 2016

Developing new material for stronger 3-D printing, new approach to thermoelectric nanomaterials, and other materials stories that may be of interest for June 22, 2016.

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Researchers create single diamond/boron nitride crystalline layers for more efficient high-power machining

By Stephanie Liverani / May 13, 2016

ACerS member Jay Narayan and his research team at North Carolina State University have developed a new technique to deposit diamond on the surface of cubic boron nitride, integrating the two materials into a single crystalline structure that can be used in high-power devices.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By April Gocha / April 20, 2016

Nanotubes align into wafer-thin films, perovskite solar cells get a squeeze, new LED covers full visible spectrum, and other materials stories that may be of interest for April 20, 2016.

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The ancient Roman secret to more ductile concrete could be buried (miles) beneath our feet

By Stephanie Liverani / July 13, 2015

The latest research to shed light on the ductility and durability of ancient concrete comes from geophysicists at the Stanford University, who discovered concrete-like rock deep within a dormant volcano in Italy they say could explain how ancient Romans invented the compound used to build structures like the Pantheon and Colosseum.

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