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Awards, Materials Genome Initiative, flash spark plasma sintering, combination furnaces, and more—all inside September ACerS Bulletin

By April Gocha / August 19, 2016

The September issue of the ACerS Bulletin—featuring ACerS 2016 awardees, an update to the Materials Genome Initiative, designing unique combination furnaces, and a novel flash spark plasma sintering process—is now available online.

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EMA 2016 delivers a buzz by connecting leaders and ideas in electronic materials

By April Gocha / January 22, 2016

The 2016 edition of Electronic Materials and Applications—the meeting’s seventh annual installment—took place this week in sunny Orlando, Fla.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By April Gocha / April 1, 2015

Magnets control heat and sound, organic glass with specific orientation, sequencing the DNA of materials, and other materials stories that may be of interest for April 1, 2015.

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The band gap, but not The Gap Band, is engineering complex oxide materials of the future

By April Gocha / February 4, 2015

ACerS member James Rondinelli, a materials science and engineering professor at Northwestern University, and his research group are studying how to adjust the electronic band gap in complex oxides by simply adjusting a material’s properties, rather than its overall composition.

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Ceramics and glass business news of the week

By April Gocha / December 26, 2014

Linde and Sandia team up for hydrogen fueling network, US manufacturing gets funding and initiatives, and other ceramics and glass business news of the week for December 26, 2014.

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Data mining for materials made easier? Talk about 21st century gold

By Jessica McMathis / October 17, 2014

NSF is banking on faster materials development through data mining with a $250,000 award to computer science professor Junzhou Huang to help design “scalable algorithms and a computational framework that can search unprecedented volumes of data detailing the complete set of genes present in numerous materials.”

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Video: ‘Twice as fast, at half the cost’—Where is the Materials Genome Initiative at today?

By April Gocha / July 10, 2014

Three years out from the launch of the Materials Genome Initiative, things are looking pretty bright thanks to millions of dollars in funding from the White House to propel advancements in advanced materials and spur American manufacturing.

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Eileen’s five fave CTT posts in 2012 (and her liberal interpretation of the number five)

By Eileen De Guire / December 31, 2012

Background image: Molten glass. Credit: Michael Germann; Dreamstime.com. Peter and I thought it would be fun to share our five favorite posts from 2012. Finding that choosing only five was nigh impossible, I decided to sort my picks into three categories, which instantly grew my budget to 15 stories! External forces Advances in science and…

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Understanding the ‘between’ spaces: Interfacial phases and solid-state sintering

By Eileen De Guire / August 14, 2012

“A schematic illustration and a high-resolution transmission electron microscopy image showing that nanometer-thick, sintering-aid-based, quasi-liquid, intergranular and surface films form at a thermodynamic equilibrium below the bulk solidus line in a pair of sintered particles,” from the cover of the August issue of JACerS. Credit: Luo and Fleck; Wiley. The August issue of the Journal…

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UMinn–NSF math institute to host Materials Genome workshop

By / August 2, 2012

The Institute for Mathematics and its Applications, located at the University of Minnesota and one of the eight NSF-sponsored Mathematical Sciences Institutes, will be holding what sounds like a really good multiday workshop on the Materials Genome Initiative Sept. 12-15, 2012. According to an IMA web page on the event, the goal of the workshop…

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