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Laying the groundwork: Understanding how external fields affect ceramic sintering

By Jonathon Foreman / March 22, 2019

Field-assisted sintering techniques (FAST) offer a way to lower firing temperatures and cycle times of sintering processes. The feature article in the January 2019 issue of Journal of the American Ceramic Society summarizes discussions from a workshop aimed at understanding the mechanisms behind FAST.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By Lisa McDonald / March 6, 2019

Welding glass to metal, defying Joule’s first law, and other materials stories that may be of interest for March 6, 2019.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By Lisa McDonald / January 16, 2019

New fuel cell catalysts, metal-free micromotors, and other materials stories that may be of interest for January 16, 2019.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By Lisa McDonald / November 21, 2018

Bionic mushrooms, indoor air quality risk from 3-D printers, and other materials stories that may be of interest for November 21, 2018.

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ceramic zirconium carbide/metal tungsten plates

Ceramic metal composite could lower cost of electricity from solar power

By Faye Oney / November 2, 2018

Researchers have developed a ceramic-metal composite for a heat exchanger to generate electricity from solar power. Their advancement could ultimately lower the cost of electricity generated from solar power.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By Faye Oney / October 3, 2018

Spray-on antennas from MXenes, fabricating low-cost, high-efficiency solar cells, and other materials stories that may be of interest for October 3, 2018.

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Vilas Pol

Video: Watch this professor break world record for assembling periodic table in under nine minutes

By Faye Oney / September 19, 2018

Without looking, do you know where each element lies on the periodic table? A chemical engineering professor just set a Guinness World Record for placing each element in its proper spot on the periodic table. Watch this time-lapse video to see how he did it.

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Video: Solution to cutting ‘gummy’ metals can be found in office supply store

By Faye Oney / September 5, 2018

Researchers have solved a common problem in the machining of gummy metals. They demonstrated that adhesive products like Sharpies and glue sticks provide cleaner cuts—which could ultimately result in lower machining costs for manufacturers.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By Faye Oney / July 25, 2018

Ramsay Fellow to build world’s fastest charging battery, America Makes recognized for being a manufacturing model, and other materials stories that may be of interest for July 25, 2018.

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Paraffin offers superior solution to road salt for melting snow, ice

By Faye Oney / September 26, 2017

Salt has long been used on roads and sidewalks to melt snow and ice, but it can destroy vehicles and the environment over time. Researchers have developed a method for melting snow and ice using paraffin, which is less expensive and environmentally-friendly.

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