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High heat and pressure help researchers fabricate first samples of transparent silicon nitride

By April Gocha / March 23, 2017

By processing samples of silicon nitride under high pressure and heat, researchers at the Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron have converted an originally opaque hexagonal crystal structure into optically transparent cubic silicon nitride.

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Killer silicon nitride: Bioceramic slaughters bacteria, could now help fight gum disease

By April Gocha / May 9, 2016

According to the American Chemical Society, silicon nitride’s super antibacterial abilities may soon bring the material into your mouth to build better dental implants and help fight gum disease.

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Ceramics and glass business news of the week

By April Gocha / October 9, 2015

Boeing opens news Center for Advanced manufacturing, Nextech changes to Nexceris, and more ceramics and glass business news of the week for October 9, 2015.

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Ceramics and glass business news of the week

By April Gocha / July 17, 2015

Global glass suppliers bet on China, Gorilla Glass gets thin for Meizu, and more ceramics and glass business news of the week for July 17, 2015.

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Ceramics and glass business news of the week

By April Gocha / October 17, 2014

Gorilla Glass grabs BMW award, Guardian expanding production, Panasonic at the Tesla gigafactory, semiconductor industry simplification, and other ceramics and glass business news of the week for October 17, 2014.

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Video: Silicon nitride origami—making self-assembling 3D microstructures using water

By April Gocha / June 5, 2014

Researchers at the University of Twente (Netherlands) have made microscopic self-assembling 3D structures—cubes, pyramids, bowls, and other geometric shapes—out of flat sheets of silicon nitride using only a droplet of water.

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Ceramics and glass business news of the week

By Jim Destefani / December 6, 2013

Ceramics and glass business news of the week.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By Jim Destefani / November 4, 2013

Other materials stories that may be of interest.

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Bioceramics: Opportunities and challenges

By Eileen De Guire / May 17, 2013

  Chemical composition of Biolox delta, a zirconia-toughened alumina with small additions of chromium oxide and strontium aluminate. Credit: Pawar, IJACT Last July’s 4th International Congress on Ceramics was the setting for multiple presentations on the use of advanced ceramics in various industries. Among the application areas covered were biology and medicine. This post is…

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News roundup

By Eileen De Guire / June 19, 2012

Lots happening in our world … Alfred University researchers work with WNY companies on thermoelectric devices Alfred University is working with TAM Ceramics of Niagara Falls and ENrG Inc. of Buffalo to develop ceramic oxide thermoelectric devices (TEG) that could lead to more fuel-efficient cars. Because these thermoelectric devices convert waste heat to usable electricity,…

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