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Rapid sintering method takes step-wise approach to densify nanoceramics quicky and evenly

By April Gocha / September 12, 2017

Researchers at Jožef Stefan Institute (Ljubljana, Slovenia), the National Institute of Chemistry (Ljubljana, Slovenia), and Stockholm University (Stockholm, Sweden) have developed a new method to rapidly and evenly densify nanoceramics, offering incredible potential to save a lot of time and energy in sintering processes.

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Team to combine in situ microscopy and modeling for deep dive into flash sintering

By April Gocha / February 10, 2017

A collaboration of researchers from Purdue University and beyond is using a $3 million grant to take an up close look at flash sintering in a massive effort to broaden applications of the technique.

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Flash spark plasma sintering: Harnessing thermal runaway to densify silicon carbide in seconds

By April Gocha / October 11, 2016

Researchers at San Diego State University now report that they have developed an ultra-rapid method of flash spark plasma sintering, called flash hot pressing, that can really quickly densify even hard-to-deform materials such as silicon carbide.

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Sick of the brick? Piezoelectric transformers poised to shrink power converters

By April Gocha / February 29, 2016

Researchers at Pennsylvania State University and Solid State Ceramics Inc. have modified hard-piezoceramic materials to realize the potential of piezoelectric transformers—which hold promise to reduce size and boost the efficiency of consumer electronic devices.

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New material may fuel advancement, lower cost of ceramic fuel cells

By April Gocha / July 31, 2015

Researchers at Colorado School of Mines have now propelled that continual innovation even further with their latest report on a new ceramic material and production technique that holds big promise for our fuel cell-filled futures.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By April Gocha / July 21, 2015

A material that conducts and insulates, exploding new materials, and other materials stories that may be of interest for July 21, 2015.

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Sintering spinel: NRL scientists fabricate unique shapes with special ceramic

By April Gocha / May 28, 2015

U.S. Naval Research Lab scientists have perfected a sintering technique that can not only produce harder spinel, but also larger pieces and those with challenging shapes—all thanks to a deconstruction of the science behind the process.

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Sintered hydroxyapatite pellets may be suitable stand-in for bone

By April Gocha / September 25, 2014

Researchers from Murdoch University in Australia show that hydroxyapatite pellets, sintered at just the right temperature to get a balance between porosity and strength, can be a suitable material for bone implants.

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Beer begets better bones: Bioceramics from beer brewing waste may be the key to bone replacements

By April Gocha / June 15, 2014

Researchers from the Universidad Politecnica de Madrid and Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Cientificas, in collaboration with Mahou and Createch Co., have pioneered a new bone biomaterial from an unlikely source—beer brewing waste.

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Next-gen armor windows: See-through ceramics developed at NRL are 50 percent harder

By April Gocha / May 2, 2014

The US Naval Research Laboratory has developed a superior see-through ceramic nanocrystalline spinel, both highly transparent and strong, with ambitions to improve armor windows for military vehicles.

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