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Researcher taking a glass sample

Learn what glass researchers are doing in GOMD’s series of videos

By Faye Oney / March 24, 2017

Glass researchers are doing amazing things in the lab. Watch these videos submitted by ACerS Glass & Optical Materials Division members and learn how they’re making advances in the glass industry.

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Researcher taking a glass sample

Glass researchers: Show off your work in a short video!

By Faye Oney / March 22, 2017

Glass researchers: It’s time to brag about your work in a short video! ACerS Glass and Optical Materials Division is encouraging its members to create videos about the important research they’re doing.

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SPOUTS employees with ceramic filters

Grad student uses ceramics knowledge to improve water filter production in Uganda

By Faye Oney / February 10, 2017

A graduate student from London is using his knowledge of ceramics to help a non-profit in Uganda improve production processes for locally-manufactured ceramic water filters.

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Nearly 400 at Electronic Materials and Applications 2017 in Orlando

By Eileen De Guire / January 20, 2017

Electronic Materials and Applications welcomed a record 391 attendees to Orlando, Florida, for the eighth edition of this conference.

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BioMin bioglass toothpaste may better protect sensitive teeth and find its way into US market

By April Gocha / May 17, 2016

News from Queen Mary University of London reports that U.K. scientists have developed a new and improved bioglass toothpaste formulation called BioMin, which can address tooth sensitivity and help prevent tooth decay and acid erosion.

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Communicating ceramics through pottery—and primetime TV

By April Gocha / December 10, 2015

U.K. television show “The Great Pottery Throwdown” goes beyond entertaining at the potter’s wheel—the show also uses scientific experts to link traditional ceramics to the world of advanced ceramics. Included in the show’s cadre of experts is none other than ACerS President-elect Bill Lee.

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Reports suggest wrinkles are good, at least for thin film ceramic membranes

By April Gocha / June 23, 2015

Scientists at ETH Zurich have found that doping is not the only way to influence ion conductivity in ceramic membranes.

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Self-cleaning paint stands up to abuse—including 40 abrasion cycles with sandpaper

By Jessica McMathis / April 6, 2015

Scientists at University College London have developed a paint made from coated titanium dioxide nanoparticles that creates self-cleaning surfaces that can be abused by and withstand even the most abrasive and damaging treatment.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By April Gocha / October 15, 2014

Acoustic imaging for cracks, greener cement, DIY device printing, rediscovered ultrahigh temperature ceramics, and other materials stories that may be of interest for October 15, 2014.

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Concrete abstracts—oxymorons describe longer-lasting and greener concrete formulations

By April Gocha / April 18, 2014

New advances in concrete could create-longer lasting and more environmentally-friendly improvements for the world’s “go-to” building material.

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