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Improving toughness of nanocrystalline ceramics

By Faye Oney / July 10, 2018

Researchers have demonstrated a new toughening mechanism for nanoceramics by studying weak interfaces in nanocrystalline ceramics. Their method could improve impact resistance without compromising functional properties.

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Rapid sintering method takes step-wise approach to densify nanoceramics quicky and evenly

By April Gocha / September 12, 2017

Researchers at Jožef Stefan Institute (Ljubljana, Slovenia), the National Institute of Chemistry (Ljubljana, Slovenia), and Stockholm University (Stockholm, Sweden) have developed a new method to rapidly and evenly densify nanoceramics, offering incredible potential to save a lot of time and energy in sintering processes.

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Sintering technique processes ultrafine nanocrystalline spinel with grain sizes of less than 10 nm

By April Gocha / December 6, 2016

By further understanding the dependence between densification and grain growth, a University of California Davis team of researchers has devised a new process to fabricate fully dense ceramic parts with virtually no grain growth.

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Superhero science: UC Davis professor Ricardo Castro brings superheroes to reality with materials science

By April Gocha / December 1, 2015

UC Davis professor Ricardo Castro’s “Science of Superheroes” undergraduate course, born from a childhood love of comic books, is capitalizing on pop culture to communicate enthusiasm in materials science to young students.

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Ceramics at the heart of advances in hydrogen production

By Jim Destefani / May 25, 2013

Berkeley researchers’ nanowire “artificial forest” for photosynthetic hydrogen production consists of silicon “trunks” and titanium oxide “leaves.” Credit: Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. Hydrogen is considered by many to be the Holy Grail of clean energy, but a major hurdle to moving toward the hydrogen economy is producing enough of the gas to make a significant…

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