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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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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By April Gocha / June 15, 2016

Nanoparticles dance, concentrating solar power, four new elements named, and other materials stories that may be of interest for June 15, 2016.

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Giant electric field-induced strains in lead-free ceramics

By April Gocha / December 3, 2015

An Iowa State University research team led by Xiaoli Tan recently discovered that Sr and Nb co-doped polycrystalline ceramics can generate the highest reported electrostrain value to date in any lead-free polycrystalline ceramic and represents a 50% improvement over previous results.

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Lego Ideas goes nanoscale to build interest in materials science and engineering

By April Gocha / August 19, 2015

Lego Ideas, the toy company’s platform for crowd-sourced ideas for new Lego sets, has ventured into the materials science and engineering world.

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New atomic-scale observations could lead to engineering of ductile yet strong ceramics

By April Gocha / August 12, 2015

Researchers at the University of California, Los Angeles have made new observations that could help design ultrahigh temperature ceramics that overcome the materials’ biggest limitation—brittleness.

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Flame synthesis of fettuccine noodles fabricates stretchable ceramics

By April Gocha / June 12, 2015

Researchers at Kiel University are continuing the trend of materials with unexpected properties—they have fabricated a new breed of flexible ceramics by synthesizing interconnected 3-D networks of 1-D nanostructures of tin oxide.

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Ceramics and glass business news of the week

By April Gocha / March 20, 2015

Corning Museum of Glass opens new wing, AGC plant to shut its doors, Siemens sets up manufacturing lab, and more ceramics and glass business news of the week for March 20, 2015.

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Ceramics and glass business news of the week

By Eileen De Guire / September 13, 2012

Here’s what we’re hearing: Morgan Thermal Ceramics offers manufacturing capability and engineering expertise for fired refractory shapes in metals market Morgan Thermal Ceramics announces the availability of fired refractory shapes, ideal for use in the metals manufacturing market. Products include pressed crucibles, tundishes, launders, and nozzles. Customers benefit from Morgan Thermal Ceramics’ technology, ensuring consistency…

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Ceramics and glass business news of the week

By / March 15, 2012

Here’s what we are hearing: Looks like Bloom Energy is behind Apple’s massive fuel cell farm (Gigaom) couple sources that fuel cell maker Bloom Energy is the supplier behind Apple’s planned massive 5 MW fuel cell farm to be built at its data center in Maiden, N.C. However, neither Bloom Energy nor Apple would comment…

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What Peter saw in the Ceramographic exhibit

By / October 20, 2011

Every year, ACerS Basic Science Division sponsors a Ceramographic Exhibit & Competition and presents the Roland B. Snow Award to the Best of Show winner. This annual poster exhibit helps promote the use of microscopy and microanalysis as tools in the scientific investigation of ceramic materials. The competition is held during the ACerS Annual Meeting and…

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