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Thermal spray fabricates nature-inspired ceramic composites that mimic nacre

By April Gocha / July 6, 2015

Researchers from Stony Brook University have recently reported the ability to use thermal-sprayed ceramic deposits as templates for synthesis of ceramic–polymer composites with striking microstructural similarity and mechanical behavior similar to those observed in nacre.

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Durable multilayered, multifunctional thermal barrier coatings demonstrated

By April Gocha / June 3, 2015

Researchers from Stony Brook University’s Center for Thermal Spray Research recently reported significant advancements in the development of durable thermal barrier coatings—critical materials that enable higher turbine operating temperatures.

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Monitoring diabetes with core–shell hybrid titania–carbon nanotube composite

By Eileen De Guire / June 13, 2013

Image: Advances in nanomaterials may allow diabetes patients to toss glucose monitoring equipment in the dumpster in favor of a handheld breathalyzer. Credit: Rawson; TPCC. One of the oldest diagnostic tools used by medical professionals are their noses. We know, for example, that Hippocrates of Cos smelled breath as part of his diagnostic process. “The…

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