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By Lisa McDonald / November 14, 2018

Health effects of silver nanoparticles, renewable fuel using graphene, and other materials stories that may be of interest for November 14, 2018.

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New desalination process uses carbon nanotubes to filter salt from seawater

By Faye Oney / August 29, 2017

A research collaboration has resulted in a new desalination process, using carbon nanotube “straws” to filter out salt from seawater. It could prove to be the next step in getting clean water to underdeveloped countries.

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Clearly advancing: Multiple teams develop technologies to 3-D print high-quality, microstructured glass

By April Gocha / May 4, 2017

Two new papers, one published in Nature and one in Advanced Materials, describe 3-D printing techniques that use silica nanoparticle inks—rather than molten glass itself—to to fabricate optically clear glass components with micrometer-scale resolution, a huge leap forward for the integration of glass materials into additive manufacturing.

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Aluminum–cerium alloy has potential to jump-start rare-earth production in the US

By April Gocha / June 13, 2016

A team of scientists from Oak Ridge National Lab, Lawrence Livermore National Lab, and Eck Industries has developed a new super-strong aluminum alloy that incorporates cerium—and it just may be able to restart mining of rare-earth elements in the United States.

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Rare earth-doped glass boosts lasers, tests experimental theories at National Ignition Facility

By April Gocha / October 15, 2015

The Lawrence Livermore National Lab’s National Ignition Facility—“the world’s largest and most energetic laser facility ever built”—contains thousands of rare earth-doped glass slabs that collectively amplify laser pulses into the facility’s incredible testing capacity.

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Additive manufacturing for everything from penguin beaks to electrophoretic deposition—and Easter chocolates

By April Gocha / April 18, 2014

The media for additive manufacturing, or 3D printing, run the gamut, but new developments widen the scope for electrophoretic deposition techniques and put Easter chocolates into the list of outputs for new 3D printers.

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Transformed aerogels: From amorphous carbon to nanocrystalline diamond

By Eileen De Guire / June 1, 2011

Laser-heated diamond anvil cell allows very large hydrostatic pressure to be applied to amorphous carbon aerogels. Cavity dimensions are approximately 100–170 μm wide by 35 μm thick. Credit: LLNL. While there has been considerable interest in capturing the properties of diamond in a low-density form, converting an amorphous carbon aerogel to a crystalline phase without…

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Please welcome the newest addition to the periodic table: Element 117

By / April 8, 2010

According to a release from the Lawrence Livermore National Lab, a new element has been discovered, one that resides in a tiny slice of paradise called the island of stability. Element 117– yet to receive a formal name – is the fifth new element scientists have discovered in the past decade. “The discovery of element…

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MS&T’09 keynoter Jeffrey Wadsworth wins materials award

By / October 22, 2009

ACerS member Jeffrey Wadsworth has just been named the winner of the National Materials Achievement Award from the Federation of Materials Societies (of which, ACerS is a member). Wadsworth, president and CEO of Battelle Memorial Institute, will receive the award in formal ceremonies at the National Press Club in Washington, DC, on Dec. 9, 2009.…

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DOE allocates another $327M to labs, schools

By / August 5, 2009

In its final round of American Recovery and Reinvestment Act-based awards, the DOE says it is going to provide money for science research projects at 10 federal labs and schools. For the record, this latest announcement brings the total amount of ARRA funding coming out of the DOE to $1.6 billion, all that Congress set…

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