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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By Faye Oney / October 24, 2018

Fast-charging stations for electric vehicles, aluminum air flow batteries, and other materials stories that may be of interest for October 24, 2018.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By April Gocha / June 10, 2015

Aircraft coatings that slough off bug guts, 3-D printing can save money and the environment, and other materials stories that may be of interest for June 10, 2015.

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Ceramics and glass business news of the week

By April Gocha / May 8, 2015

Partnership to improve ceramic catalytic filters, updated tableware guidelines, and more ceramics and glass business news of the week for May 8, 2015.

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Armored vehicle maker trusts bulletproof glass to stop AK-47 bullets

By April Gocha / November 19, 2014

Armored vehicle outfitter Texas Armoring’s CEO Trent Kimball has bulletproof glass to thank for the ability to stand behind his products, quite literally.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By April Gocha / November 12, 2014

Better catalysts for hydrogen generators, silicon shovels dig for rare earths, direct writing diamond patterns, Kevlar-based electronics, and other materials stories that may be of interest for November 12, 2014.

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Self-assembly of zirconium phosphate nanoparticle films using an art supply spray gun

By April Gocha / April 15, 2014

New research details the synthesis of highly-ordered nanoparticle thin films of zirconium phosphate epoxy without the complex, expensive, and laborious processes typically required to achieve such nanostructures.

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Carbon nanotube fibers woven for military armor

By / December 1, 2010

The newest development in military armor comes from Israeli-based TorTech, which says it will soon be manufacturing carbon nanotube fiber yarns that it claims to be stronger than Kevlar, yet still flexible and lightweight. The company says the light, stretchable and extremely strong protective material can be woven into wearable materials. It also plans to develop…

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Inflatable ceramic heat shield a success

By / September 3, 2009

An inflatable heat shield was successfully tested, demonstrating for the first time that light, flexible devices could be used to protect a spacecraft as it enters the atmosphere at hypersonic speeds. The outside of the shield is made of several layers of 3M’s Nextel heat-resistant fabric woven from thin strands of ceramic. This covers several…

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