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Materials Challenges in Energy 2010

Double perovskites developed for high-temp applications

By / February 18, 2011

A schematic of a double perovskite heterostructure magnetic tunnel junction. (Credit: OSU.) Last month I shared a story on the work Ohio State University researchers’ development of a computer-controlled “blowtorch” to simulate the high-temperature environment in gas turbine engines (to provide rapid thermal cycling of coatings to predict lifetimes as well as understand the effects…

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Video of the week: A new paradigm for nuclear waste management

By / March 10, 2010

[flash mode=1 f={image=/ceramictechtoday/wp-content/video/marra_nuclear_mcare.jpg}] John Marra spoke at the Materials Challenges in Energy conference in February 2010 on new and emerging approaches to the thorny issue of managing nuclear wastes, and the fundamental changes that need to be made. Concerns about nuclear wastes have plagued nuclear power operators for decades and the Obama administration’s call…

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Materials Challenges in Energy 2010 tutorial presentations available

By / March 4, 2010

ACerS recently conducted a wonderful “Materials Challenges in Alternative & Renewable Energy 2010” conference Feb. 21-24  in Cocoa Beach, Fla. Co-organizers Jack G. Simon and George G. Wicks, along with their advisory and technical planning committee, put together an outstanding technical program that included 160 presentations and posters, and 227 people from around the globe…

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60 Minutes to air look at ‘Bloom Box’ fuel cells

By / February 20, 2010

Via a note from Kristen Brosnan, I learned that Lesley Stahl and her 60 Minutes crew at CBS are doing a big story tomorrow (Feb. 21) on Bloom Energy and the apparent success of their solid oxide fuel cell system that has been packaged into what the company is marketing as a “Bloom Box.” Click on…

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