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Honoring ACerS awards class of 2018, plus more inside September ACerS Bulletin

By Faye Oney / August 16, 2018

The Society announces awards that will be presented at the Awards Banquet of the 120th Annual Meeting in October to recognize significant contributions to the engineered ceramic and glass field by members and corporations.

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Reducing grain boundary energy can help design ceramics with no grain growth

By April Gocha / September 8, 2017

A team led by researchers at the University of California, Davis has published new research showing that diffusion isn’t the only consideration when it comes to controlling grain growth.

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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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Nanomaterials’ grain boundaries absorb defects, lengthen life of nuclear fuel

By April Gocha / March 17, 2015

New research from a team of scientists at University of California, Davis and Los Alamos National Lab is providing important insight into how nanomaterials behave under irradiation, a finding that may help significantly extend the life of nuclear fuels.

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Coming in August—NSF career development workshop for young academics

By Eileen De Guire / June 18, 2013

  Lane Martin will be one of the speakers at a NSF-sponsored workshop for young faculty in August. Credit: ACerS.   In a few weeks—August 13–14— the National Science Foundation’s Division of Materials Research’s Ceramics Program is sponsoring a professional development workshop that will be held in conjunction with the International Conference and Exhibition on…

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