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Video: Students get taste of materials science with close-up look at chocolate

By Stephanie Liverani / February 17, 2016

Beyond scarfing down bags of the sweet stuff, it’s the science behind chocolate that reels us in every time. So to all those materials science/chocoholics out there, you’ll want to check out this video from Johns Hopkins University about the hidden world of chocolate.

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Ceramics and glass business news of the week

By / August 2, 2012

Here’s what we are hearing: Morgan Technical Ceramics’ bioceramic hip joints improve quality of life for patients Vitox AMC, an alumina matrix composite bioceramic material for hip joints from Morgan Technical Ceramics, is proven to have exceptionally low wear rates compared with alternative materials. This provides a reliable solution without the potential health risks associated…

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Ceramics and glass business news of the week

By / May 25, 2012

A sample of Bridgelux LED products. The company along with Toshiba achieved world-class performance for 8″ GaN-on-silicon LEDs. Credit: Bridgelux. Here’s what we are hearing: Global high temperature insulation market worth $3.5 billion by 2016 According to a new market research report, “High Temperature Insulation Market—HTI Application (petrochemicals, glass, ceramics, and others) and Temperature Range-Global Trends…

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Cure for the winter blues: SEM images of snowflakes

By / February 8, 2011

We’ve reported in the past on the incredible magnification powers of scanning electron microscopes. An SEM is a type of electron microscope that images the sample surface by scanning it with a high-energy beam of electrons. The electrons interact with the atoms that make up the sample producing signals that contain information about the sample’s…

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There’s still time to suggest an SEM shot!

By / June 17, 2010

Recently we gave our readers the opportunity to suggest an item for viewing under a scanning electron microscope. The ideas have been great, but we want more! Check out this post that gives details about the microscope and its capabilities. What would you like to see? Leave a comment and let us know!

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Dead bugs, cat hair, air filter…what would you view under a scanning electron microscope?

By / June 9, 2010

If you had a chance to view anything under the most powerful microscope, what would it be? A flower? Rotting food? Lightning bug? An old toothbrush? Or, better yet, maybe some ceramic material you are interested in? Here at CTT – through the generosity of one of our friends in the microscopy field – we…

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High-res Z-contrast photos can distinguish atoms

By / March 26, 2010

According to a press release, using a special Z-contrast scanning transmission electron microscope, researchers at Oak Ridge National Laboratory took the first picture detailed enough to differentiate different atoms within a chemical compound. This super-high resolution scanning may play an important role in the future of materials chemistry, where tiny atomic differences can have profound…

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