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The American Ceramic Society’s Navrotsky Award recognizes innovative thermodynamic research

By Faye Oney / October 10, 2018

ACerS newest award, The Navrotsky Award for Experimental Thermodynamics of Solids, established by Alexandra Navrotsky, recognizes innovative contributions to experimental thermodynamics of solids technical literature.

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Newly formed consortium uses interdisciplinary membership, industry dialogue to advocate thermodynamic data

By April Gocha / March 6, 2018

A recently established Thermodynamics Consortium is aiming to bolster thermodynamic research by enhancing interactions, collaborations, and activities of a wide variety of scientists involved in thermodynamics research.

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Reducing grain boundary energy can help design ceramics with no grain growth

By April Gocha / September 8, 2017

A team led by researchers at the University of California, Davis has published new research showing that diffusion isn’t the only consideration when it comes to controlling grain growth.

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Video: Physics map includes ‘chasm of ignorance,’ illustrating unknowns between quantum physics and theory of relativity

By Faye Oney / April 5, 2017

Physicists have their work cut out for them as they attempt to narrow the “chasm of ignorance” between quantum physics and the theory of relativity. Dominic Walliman breaks it down to the simplest terms in his “Map of Physics” video.

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How does glass form? MDI research team set to get some answers on International Space Station

By Eileen De Guire / August 15, 2016

In a recent paper, Materials Development Inc. (Arlington Heights, Ill.) approached the problem of topological constraint theory from a different theoretical angle—the team wanted to see whether approaching structure from the theoretical perspective of the thermodynamic model of ideal associated solutions could describe temperature-dependent structure changes.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By April Gocha / December 2, 2015

New strategies to cut emissions, storing solar underground, and other materials stories that may be of interest for December 2, 2015.

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‘Transformation thermodynamics’ shows potential of thermal invisibility cloaking

By Eileen De Guire / March 28, 2012

The object in the center of the thermal cloak (letters OSA) stays cold, while the heat diffuses elsewhere. The source of the heat is on the left-hand side and held constant at 100°C, and the material inside the invisibility region remains cold. Credit: Sebastien Guenneau; Institut Fresnel, CNRS/AMU. Managing heat is no small issue, but so…

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Nanoscale intergranular films shed light on grain boundary behavior

By Eileen De Guire / May 26, 2011

During one of their studies, grain boundary researchers began with gold films broken into particles (via annealing) dispersed across a sapphire substrate. Credit: Baram, et al; Technion. Materials scientists have long recognized that grain boundaries and interfaces can limit a material’s bulk properties, especially at high temperatures. Significant research effort has gone into understanding their nature with an eye to…

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