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Is there room for porosity in nuclear ceramics? And much more inside January/February ACerS Bulletin

By April Gocha / December 15, 2016

The January/February 2017 issue of the ACerS Bulletin is now available online—and it’s packed full of great content to kick off the new year.

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Clear cerium oxide coating could protect space electronics, living cells from damage of UV radiation

By April Gocha / February 5, 2016

Researchers at Zhejiang University and South China University of Technology in China have created new glass-based composite materials that are really good at absorbing UV radiation.

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Lucideon is aiming high with nanoporous ceramic pills intended to prevent abuse of painkillers

By April Gocha / February 1, 2016

Materials science company Lucideon has developed a new strategy that can prevent drug abusers from using dangerous methods to get high—the company’s ceramic pills are much more structurally robust than traditional pharmaceuticals, making them very difficult to crush or to dissolve into alcohol or other solvents.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By April Gocha / August 5, 2015

Three-component supercapacitor material, MOFs show unexpected flexibility, and other materials stories that may be of interest for August 5, 2015.

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Continued growth of sol-gel market predicted

By / May 25, 2012

The market for sol-gel derived products is projected to experience significant growth over the next five years, according to an updated study. Credit: BCC Research. BCC Research has released an updated study on the market for products created using sol-gel processing techniques of ceramics and glass, and the company says it expects sales in the…

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Bulletin Feb 2007 Vol 86, No. 2 Online-only papers

By Eileen De Guire / March 11, 2012

“Assessment of Coclinkered Shaped Magnesite–Chromite Refractories Processed from Egyptian Materials”Dense magnesite, magnesite-chrome and chrome-magnesite briquettes processed from Egyptian seawater and natural magnesite as well as beneficiated chrome ore had low refractory load-bearing capacities that could be improved by decreasing their lime and silica contents.M.A. Serry, A.G.M. Othman, L.G. Girgis and R. Telle “Improvement on the…

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Bulletin May 2007 Vol 86, No. 5 Online-only papers

By Eileen De Guire / March 11, 2012

“Synthesis of Hematite from Steel Scrap to Produce Ceramic Pigments”Steel scrap was recycled and heat-treated as an alternative raw material for the synthesis of iron oxide-based pigments for the ceramics industry.V.P. Della, J.A. Junkes, O.R.K. Montedo, A.P.N. Oliveira, C.R. Rambo and D. Hotza “Castable Synthesis from Dolomite and Bauxite”Dolomite and bauxite can be effective raw…

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Aerogels: The materials science of empty space

By / October 14, 2010

This is a great introductory 54-minute video of a lecture presented early in 2010 by Alex Gash and Dean Reese as part of Lawrence Livermore National Lab’s excellent Science on Saturday

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Electrophoretic Codeposition of La0.6Sr0.4Co0.8Fe0.2O3−delta and Carbon Nanotubes for Developing Composite Cathodes for Intermediate Temperature Solid Oxide Fuel Cells

By / January 28, 2010

Volume 7 Issue 1, Pages 30 – 40 Maria J. Santillán, Alberto Caneiro, Francisco C. Lovey, Nancy Quaranta, Aldo R. BoccacciniPublished Online: Jul 29 2009 3:55PM DOI: 10.1111/j.1744-7402.2009.02413.x ABSTRACT Carbon nanotubes (CNTs)/La0.6Sr0.4Co0.8Fe0.2O3−δ (LSCF) composite films have been fabricated by electrophoretic codeposition on Ce0.9Gd0.1O1.95 (CGO) substrates. CNTs are used as a sacrificial phase to produce ordered…

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Fraunhofer making headway on transparent displays

By / June 11, 2009

A transparent laptop screen? A window as a video display? It’s long been a dream and occasionally an expensive prototype, but Fraunhofer researchers say their light-permeable conductive coatings could soon make transparent displays commonplace and relatively inexpensive. While some of these display already exist (usually made by a lithographic method) the costs are enormous, but…

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