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Tobermorite combines with white graphene to make heat- and radiation-resistant ceramic

By Faye Oney / January 26, 2018

Researchers have created a high-performance ceramic composite that is strong, durable, and resistant to heat and radiation. The findings could be useful in industries that require highly functional and durable ceramic materials—such as nuclear power plants, aerospace, and oil and gas industries.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By April Gocha / August 2, 2017

Nanoparticles could spur better LEDs, invisibility cloaks, novel technique using graphene to create solar cells, and other materials stories that may be of interest for August 2, 2017.

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Into the void: Random gaps and particles work together to play key role in concrete’s strength

By Stephanie Liverani / August 9, 2016

Rice University researchers (Houston, Texas) want to know what makes concrete stronger and tougher. And after analyzing more than 600 computer models of concrete’s inner matrix, they determined that both voids and particles are key players in giving the material its remarkable qualities.

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The ancient Roman secret to more ductile concrete could be buried (miles) beneath our feet

By Stephanie Liverani / July 13, 2015

The latest research to shed light on the ductility and durability of ancient concrete comes from geophysicists at the Stanford University, who discovered concrete-like rock deep within a dormant volcano in Italy they say could explain how ancient Romans invented the compound used to build structures like the Pantheon and Colosseum.

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Location, location, location: Atomic locales are critical for strong concrete

By April Gocha / February 24, 2015

New research from Rice University shows how simulations can help advance the quest for better concrete, by modeling the atomic interactions within calcium-silicate-hydrate.

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