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Frank inspiration: Hot dogs inspire 3D-printed bioceramic structure to repair bone

By April Gocha / October 8, 2019

An international team of scientists developed a unique 3D printing process to fabricate bioceramic structures—reminiscent of hot dogs—that frankly could be a fantastic solution to repair large bone defects.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By Lisa McDonald / August 21, 2019

Damaged hearts rewired with nanotube fibers, precast concrete cures in 24 hours, and other materials stories that may be of interest for August 21, 2019.

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Nonflammable paper developed from ultralong hydroxyapatite nanowires

By April Gocha / February 20, 2014

Chinese scientists have developed flexible and nonflammable paper out of ultralong hydroxyapatite nanowires that may have applications for archival storage of important documents.

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Energy, environment, and functional ceramics are theme of PACRIM 10; early bird registration ends next week!

By Eileen De Guire / April 18, 2013

The PACRIM 10 and GOMD annual meeting offer an unparalleled opportunity to network with like-minded researchers from around the globe. Here, PACRIM 8 attendee, John Mauro, from the United States, confers with Yuanzheng Yue, from Denmark. It is almost April 24th. Why, you ask, is that important? April 24th is the “Early Bird” deadline for…

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Newly appreciated liquid-like properties of ‘old’ Se-Cu ceramic material provide nice thermoelectric jolt

By / March 26, 2012

“Liquid-like” thermoelectrics: The blue spheres represent selenium atoms forming a crystal lattice. The orange regions in between represent the copper atoms that flow through the crystal structure like a liquid. This liquid-like behavior is what gives the selenium-copper material its unique thermoelectric properties. Credit: Jeff Snyder and Lance Hayashida, Caltech. The April 2012 issue of the ACerS Bulletin (just posted…

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VO2 foils eyed for mass production for thermochromic window applications

By / February 7, 2012

Photographs of sample films at room temperature. Credit, Gao et al.; RSC Energy Environ. Sci. The notion of making functional and flexible ceramic foils is fascinating, but a little counterintuitive, isn’t it? Thus, I am always intrigued when new techniques and applications are discovered. A while back I wrote about a group from ETH Zurich that…

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