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Protect MXenes with vitamin C

By Lisa McDonald / July 23, 2019

Researchers at Texas A&M University found antioxidants such as vitamin C keep MXenes from rapidly degrading. Their finding could significantly increase the shelf life of MXenes, which would help industry bring MXene-based technology to fruition.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By Lisa McDonald / July 17, 2019

Preventing MXene degradation, glass-specific periodic table of elements, and other materials stories that may be of interest for July 17, 2019.

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Coal-derived quantum dots offer basis for effective antioxidant

By Lisa McDonald / May 14, 2019

Coal can cause serious health issues when burned as a fuel. But when used as a source of graphene quantum dots, it could help treat traumatic injuries, as Rice University researchers and their colleagues show in new research.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By Lisa McDonald / May 1, 2019

Simulating the formation of ASR gels, solar cells work better with caffeine, and other materials stories that may be of interest for May 1, 2019.

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A solid success—ACerS’ Cements Division Annual Meeting features cutting-edge research and presentations

By Stephanie Liverani / July 31, 2015

ACerS’ Cements Division held their 6th Advances in Cement-based Materials meeting in Manhattan, Kan., July 20-22 and, by all accounts, it was a solid success. The meeting featured cutting-edge research, tutorials, and awards presentations.

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Self-assembly of zirconium phosphate nanoparticle films using an art supply spray gun

By April Gocha / April 15, 2014

New research details the synthesis of highly-ordered nanoparticle thin films of zirconium phosphate epoxy without the complex, expensive, and laborious processes typically required to achieve such nanostructures.

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Ceramics and glass business news of the week

By Eileen De Guire / April 12, 2013

Interdisciplinary Department of Materials Science and Engineering established The formation of the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at Texas A&M University has been approved by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, announced M. Katherine Banks, vice chancellor and dean of engineering. The new department will be jointly operated by the College of Engineering and…

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Texas A&M student puts textbook and ceramic coffee mugs to test

By Eileen De Guire / May 4, 2012

Texas A&M mechanical engineering student, John Mayo, wondered if it’s true what they say about ceramics – that they are strong in compression. Armed with his pick-up truck and four trade show coffee mugs, he set to find out. Credit: John Mayo. John Mayo, who is finishing his second year as a mechanical engineering student…

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Raman spectroscopy used like a GPS to map toughening in zirconia

By Eileen De Guire / August 22, 2011

Polarized confocal Raman spectroscopy can be used to observe in situ ferroelastic switching of ceria-stabilized zirconia. Credit: Bolon and Gentleman; JACerS GPS is a great tool. It can guide you turn-by-turn to your city’s shopping mall. It is, in fact, an “in situ” device and observes your location in real time. Once there, however, you…

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Cements division announces officers, fellows, Brunauer Award and posters winner

By / July 26, 2011

Above, Vanderbilt’s Catherine Gay presented the talk “Dispersion of CNFs in Cement Composites” at the recent 2nd Advances in Cement-based Materials meeting organized by ACerS Cements Division and ACBM. Credit: P. Wray, ACerS. Monday was a busy day at the Cements Division meeting, hosted by Vandy’s Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, with lots of…

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