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Polymer-derived ceramics article published in JACerS cinches top spot in past decade of Web of Science rankings

By April Gocha / October 26, 2017

An article published in the Journal of the American Ceramic Society has scored the current top-ranking position in Web of Science standings of all articles published in the Materials Science Ceramics category in the past ten years.

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The Business Issue: Polymer-derived ceramics, industry market report, and more inside April ACerS Bulletin

By April Gocha / March 17, 2017

The April 2017 issue of the ACerS Bulletin—featuring polymer-derived ceramics, quality control checklists, and a comprehensive ceramic and glass industry market report—is now available online.

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Unitecr’13 and PacRim10 proceedings now available in hardcover and e-Book format

By Eileen De Guire / March 19, 2014

The proceedings from PacRim and Unitecr are now available through the Wiley website.

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Reactive fillers to produce wollastonite bioceramics

By Martin Grolms / May 3, 2012

Examples of 3D wollastonite-based scaffold from preceramic polymers with reactive fillers. This sample from is from fused deposition, after ceramization. Credit: E. Bernardo et. al.; Adv. Eng. Mater. The main problem with the production of preceramic polymers is the formation of cracks and pores upon heat treatment. It is associated with the gas release and shrinkage occurring…

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Ceramic materials as enablers of clean and green technologies

By Eileen De Guire / March 23, 2012

Materials engineering will drive development of the next generation of energy efficient vehicles. Credit: Wikipedia. News is ubiquitous about efforts and advances in the realm of energy, often in the context of transportation, environmental impact and efficiency. Just yesterday, for example, President Obama announced $14.2 million in new DOE funding to develop lightweight materials for…

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40 years and still growing: Polymer-derived ceramics field still on upswing

By / July 1, 2010

A quartet of researchers from Italy and Germany have published an fascinating overview of polymer-derived ceramics in the most recent edition of JACerS. Paolo Colombo, Gabriela Mera, Ralf Riedel and Gian Domenico Sorarù write in “Polymer-Derived Ceramics: 40 Years of Research and Innovation in Advanced Ceramics” (free access), that: “The polymer precursors represent inorganic/organometallic systems…

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Video of the week: Paolo Colombo on engineering porosity in ceramics

By / August 5, 2009

[flash http://ceramictechweekly.org/wp-content/video/paolo_colombo.flv mode=1 f={image=http://ceramictechweekly.org/wp-content/video/paolo_colombo.jpg}] Porosity is sometimes thought of as a flaw in ceramic materials, but, as Paolo Colombo explains, porosity can also be used to add new functionality to a material. Colombo, who is a professor of materials science and technology at the University of Padova, Padova, Italy, and an adjunct professor at Pennsylvania…

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