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ACerS–NIST upgraded Phase Equilibria Diagrams DVD boasts new software, new diagrams, new tools!

By Jessica McMathis / May 2, 2014

The new release of the ACerS–NIST Phase Equilibria Diagrams, Version 4.0, now available on DVD!

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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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Order Phase Diagrams Version 3.4 CD

By Eileen De Guire / December 9, 2012

Order Phase Diagrams Version 3.4 CD to access more than 24,800 phase diagrams. The new release includes 892 new figures and 1400 new phase diagrams.

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The discovery of carbon fibers and the practical side of phase diagrams

By Eileen De Guire / September 26, 2012

A carbon fiber propped against a human hair. Was their “discovery” an accident? Credit: Wikimedia Commons. Have you ever wondered how carbon fibers were discovered? It turns out the guy who “invented” them was a sharp young physicist who knew his way around a phase diagram. In 1958 Roger Bacon, a newly minted PhD physicist,…

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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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New Release: Order Phase 3.4 today and start accessing 892 new figures and 1400 new diagrams

By Eileen De Guire / July 31, 2012
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Latest edition of ACerS–NIST phase equilibria diagrams database loaded with new entries, diagrams

By / July 2, 2012

If you work in ceramic science and engineering, you probably know that phase diagrams are a must-have reference material. That’s why The American Ceramic Society and NIST put so much continuous effort into expanding and keeping the ACerS-NIST Phase Equilibria Diagrams database up-to-date. Along these lines, the partners have just issued Version 3.4 of the Phase Equilibria…

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ACerS and NIST agreement continues 60 year ceramic phase diagrams program

By Eileen De Guire / June 13, 2012

Charlie Spahr, executive director of ACerS, signed a five-year agreement with NIST to continue the ACerS-NIST ceramic phase diagrams program. Terrell Vanderah (left) is NIST’s managing scientist of the program. Credit: ACerS. Last week, ACerS executive director Charlie Spahr inked a new agreement with NIST to continue the 60-year collaboration between the agency and the…

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Photoblogging from 48th Symposium on Refractories in St. Louis

By Eileen De Guire / March 30, 2012

Rick Volk from Uni-Ref, Inc. was RCD’s 2012 T.J. Planje Award winner. On Wednesday and Thursday I attended the 48th Symposium on Refractories sponsored by the St. Louis Section and the Refractory Ceramics Division. A record number of 162 attendees came to hear eleven talks on the theme of “Refractories for Non-Ferrous Applications.” Most stayed…

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Nanoscale intergranular films shed light on grain boundary behavior

By Eileen De Guire / May 26, 2011

During one of their studies, grain boundary researchers began with gold films broken into particles (via annealing) dispersed across a sapphire substrate. Credit: Baram, et al; Technion. Materials scientists have long recognized that grain boundaries and interfaces can limit a material’s bulk properties, especially at high temperatures. Significant research effort has gone into understanding their nature with an eye to…

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