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Low-temperature processing could establish ‘Materials Valley’ for companies manufacturing sustainable ceramic composites

By April Gocha / February 28, 2017

What if—instead of redesigning individual materials to make them stronger, lighter, cheaper, and greener—we could rethink a single processing method to improve various different materials? Such a reality may be closer than you think.

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Team to combine in situ microscopy and modeling for deep dive into flash sintering

By April Gocha / February 10, 2017

A collaboration of researchers from Purdue University and beyond is using a $3 million grant to take an up close look at flash sintering in a massive effort to broaden applications of the technique.

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Flash spark plasma sintering: Harnessing thermal runaway to densify silicon carbide in seconds

By April Gocha / October 11, 2016

Researchers at San Diego State University now report that they have developed an ultra-rapid method of flash spark plasma sintering, called flash hot pressing, that can really quickly densify even hard-to-deform materials such as silicon carbide.

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Like a MOF to the glass: New technique forms hybrid glasses from metal-organic frameworks

By April Gocha / September 24, 2015

A worldwide research team has figured out how to form MOFs into glasses through careful techniques to prevent the materials’ degradation during processing.

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Phase-change materials and correlated oxides gain ground on silicon for top spot in future electronics

By April Gocha / September 30, 2014

Silicon has long reigned supreme in electronics. But the wonder material is quickly approaching its limit in devices that long to be smaller, run faster, and do more—so new emerging materials are quickly entering the race to replace silicon.

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Durable, water-loving ceramic coating combats condensation, cleans up glass

By Jessica McMathis / July 11, 2014

Scientists at Singapore’s A*STAR’s Institute of Materials Research and Engineering (IMRE) have developed a “durable and permanent” ceramic coating that is not only transparent but superhydrophillic.

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A new path to the synthesis of monomodal mesoporous metal oxides

By April Gocha / March 4, 2014

Researchers at the University of Connecticut have made drastic improvements to traditional methods for generating monomodal mesoporous materials, opening the gates to improved manufacturing techniques for uniform and controllable mesoporous materials.

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Does fast-firing of multilayer ceramic capacitors help or hinder?

By Eileen De Guire / October 13, 2011

3D microstructure of a typical MLCC slow-fired conditions (top) and fast-fired conditions. Credit: JACerS The Clive Randall group at Penn State has just published a paper, “Effect of Firing Rates on Electrode Morphology and Electrical Properties of Multilayer Ceramic Capacitors” in the Journal of the American Ceramic Society and available via the Early View option.…

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