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Nanostructure in BC-era Athenian pottery reveals decorating and firing innovations

By Eileen De Guire / June 28, 2013

  Optical images of a red-figure pottery fragment from Athens circa 700-500 BC. The black gloss results from a clay slip reaction to alternating oxidizing and reducing atmospheres during firing. Black gloss is shown in three regions: the relief line, the contour line, and the background. Credit: Walton, GCI; JACerS–Wiley. The first ceramic engineers were…

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By Eileen De Guire / November 20, 2012

In the spirit of the Thankgiving Day feast, we offer a wide sampling of interesting and perhaps unexpected stories to fill your intellectual palate. Mo-Sci breaks ground for new industrial glass company The Rolla Regional Economic Commission’s Glass for Good Initiative, which focuses on the growing bioactive glass industry in Rolla, just gained a stronger…

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