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Newest glass material ‘Glassomer’ is used to fabricate small glass structures

By Faye Oney / June 29, 2018

Researchers have developed a glass composite that could be used in fabricating intricate objects. “Glassomer,” a material made of a polymer and quartz, could be useful in a wide variety of industrial applications.

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Glass microstructuring made easy—liquid glass nanocomposite makes complex parts possible

By April Gocha / May 31, 2016

Researchers at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology have devised a photocurable liquid material that just might give glass the advantage—called Liquid Glass, the silica-containing nanocomposite can be converted into solid glass after molding.

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Metamaterial Shrinky-Dinks: Glassy carbon microlattice structures go smaller, stronger than ever before

By April Gocha / February 9, 2016

Karlsruhe Institute of Technology scientists have turned to 3-D laser lithography to build the world’s smallest microlattice structures. But while this method is great at fabricating intricate, precise, and tiny structures, it has just one small problem—it cannot go small enough.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By April Gocha / May 5, 2015

Metal-to-insulator transition, pseudoparticles zoom through zinc oxide, and other materials stories that may be of interest for May 5, 2015.

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Strong yet light: Ceramic-polymer composite microstructures built using 3D laser lithography

By April Gocha / February 12, 2014

German group builds high-strength low-density ceramic-polymer composite microstructures using 3D laser lithography.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By Eileen De Guire / February 12, 2013

Elsewhere on the materials front: Microscopic dendrites a focus in Boeing Dreamliner probe (Wall Street Journal) Aviation safety investigators are examining whether the formation of microscopic structures known as dendrites inside the Boeing Co. 787’s lithium-ion batteries played a role in twin incidents that prompted the fleet to be grounded nearly a month ago. The…

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