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Nanoparticles lower thermal shock stress for ceramics at extreme temperatures

By Faye Oney / September 4, 2018

Researchers have succeeded in reducing heat transfer of ceramics at extreme temperatures. A simple coating of nanoparticles on a ceramic surface was all that was needed to reduce thermal shock and maintain strength of the ceramic material.

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What works for penguins could work for planes: Secrets of the feather show how to prevent ice formation

By April Gocha / December 21, 2015

New research shows that when it comes to anti-icing surfaces, the animal world’s most dapper creatures have a few tricks on their flippers.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By Eileen De Guire / March 11, 2014

Other materials stories that may be of interest

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Eileen’s five fave CTT posts in 2012 (and her liberal interpretation of the number five)

By Eileen De Guire / December 31, 2012

Background image: Molten glass. Credit: Michael Germann; Dreamstime.com. Peter and I thought it would be fun to share our five favorite posts from 2012. Finding that choosing only five was nigh impossible, I decided to sort my picks into three categories, which instantly grew my budget to 15 stories! External forces Advances in science and…

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By / December 11, 2012

Pretty interesting stuff: Micro fuel cells made of metallic glasses—power for your iPad? (Yale News) Engineers at Yale University have developed a new breed of micro fuel cell that could serve as a long-lasting, low-cost, and eco-friendly power source for portable electronic devices, such as tablet computers, smart phones, and remote sensors. The researchers describe…

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Heat transfer—two new studies look at effects of interface bonding, surface roughness

By Eileen De Guire / June 26, 2012

Through atomic-scale manipulation, researchers have demonstrated that a single layer of atoms can disrupt or enhance heat flow across an interface. Credit: Mark Losego; UIUC. Heat. A lot of engineering revolves around pumping it in to make a reaction happen, like glass melting, for example. A lot of engineering revolves around sucking it out, like…

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Materials stories that missed the cut this week

By / August 6, 2010

At the end of each week, I end up with a list of a bunch of stories I started to write about, or started to investigate or didn’t even get that far even though the topic looked intriguing, but, I had a meeting to go to … Anyway, it’s Friday, and rather than have these…

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Heat transfer and bond strength linked

By RussJordan / May 27, 2009

Researchers at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute tell us of a discovery that might lead to new systems for cooling and displacing heat from computer chips, a critical issue in the semiconductor industry. The RPI researchers say they have linked heat transfer and bond strength of materials. Their study is based on the idea that the speed…

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Heat transfer and bond strength of materials linked

By RussJordan / May 1, 2009

Researchers at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute believe that the speed at which heat moves between two materials that touch one another indicates the strength of the bond between them. Moreover, they believe that flow of heat from one material to the other – in their case, between one solid and one liquid – can be altered…

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