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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By April Gocha / September 24, 2014

Other materials stories that may be of interest for September 24, 2014.

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Richard Bradt’s: ‘A fracture mechanics view of the practical strength of glass”

By / February 21, 2012

Organizers of the Glass & Optical Materials Division’s 2011 meeting invited veteran materials engineer Richard C. Bradt to address the topic of glass strength.

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Historic January 1987: YBCO superconductors discovered and Super Bowl XXI

By Eileen De Guire / January 31, 2012

This timeline of discovery of superconducting materials shows how dramatic the discovery of high-Tc YBCO was. Credit: Wikipedia. Do you recall where you were the weekend before the Super Bowl in 1987? Me neither. No matter, let’s play some Jeopardy, shall we? Me: “Alex, I’ll take Super Bowl Weekends for $100.” Alex: “The answer is…

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ARPA-E awards $31.6 million to rare-earth substitute projects

By Eileen De Guire / October 5, 2011

ARPA-E announced $31.6 million in awards to develop new, rare-earth-free permanent magnet materials. Credit: ARPA-E Rare earth permanent magnets are key components in electric vehicle motors and in wind turbine electricity generators, and international concern over the economics of rare-earth raw materials has been well documented here and elsewhere. DOE is addressing the issue from…

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Video of the week: Richard Bradt’s “A fracture mechanics view of the practical strength of glass”

By / June 8, 2011

[flash https://ceramics.org/ceramictechtoday/wp-content/video/bradt_strength_of_glass.flv mode=1 f={image=/ceramictechtoday/wp-content/video/bradt_strength_of_glass.jpg}] Organizers of the Glass & Optical Materials Division’s 2011 meeting invited veteran materials engineer Richard C. Bradt to address the topic of glass strength. Bradt, the Alton N. Scott Professor Emeritus, Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, University of Alabama, covers a lot of territory in a presentation he entitled, “A fracture mechanics view…

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