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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By / March 5, 2012

Check ’em out: Mapping the Materials Genome (InsideScience Currents) At the APS Meeting, Krishna Rajan of Iowa State University discussed the work at his “collaboratory” on developing a “materials genome,” an effort to capture important information on materials, their structures, and properties and connect them together in a sort of interrelated web of information. Rajan showed…

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New method for dating ceramic materials

By / June 7, 2009

Carbon dating has been used for decades to provide accurate ages of ancient organic materials. Now archeologists have a similar – and fairly simple – technique for accurately dating heat-fired ceramic materials: rehydroxylation dating. The method exploits the ceramic property of chemically reacting with atmospheric moisture after firing. This reaction causes the material to very…

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