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Laying the groundwork: Understanding how external fields affect ceramic sintering

By Jonathon Foreman / March 22, 2019

Field-assisted sintering techniques (FAST) offer a way to lower firing temperatures and cycle times of sintering processes. The feature article in the January 2019 issue of Journal of the American Ceramic Society summarizes discussions from a workshop aimed at understanding the mechanisms behind FAST.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By Lisa McDonald / March 6, 2019

Welding glass to metal, defying Joule’s first law, and other materials stories that may be of interest for March 6, 2019.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By Lisa McDonald / February 13, 2019

Nanoparticles may promote cancer metastasis, ceramic sensors for bridge strain, and other materials stories that may be of interest for February 13, 2019.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By Lisa McDonald / December 5, 2018

Single-ion catalyst breaks down carbon dioxide, new farm fertilizer source, and other materials stories that may be of interest for December 5, 2018.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By Faye Oney / July 25, 2018

Ramsay Fellow to build world’s fastest charging battery, America Makes recognized for being a manufacturing model, and other materials stories that may be of interest for July 25, 2018.

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Will our sweat someday power our electronic devices?

By Faye Oney / September 1, 2017

Our workouts may eventually serve a dual purpose—getting us in shape and powering our devices. Researchers developed a flexible biofuel cell for wearable devices that can power an LED and a Bluetooth radio, using sweat as a power source.

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Now you see it, now you don’t—scientists developing real ‘ultrathin’ invisibility cloak with scale-up potential

By Stephanie Liverani / September 22, 2015

The concept of the invisibility cloak is no longer limited to the pages of J.K. Rowling’s fictional masterpieces. Scientists at the University of California, Berkeley are developing this technology for scalable, real-world applications.

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ACerS announces 2014 Distinguished Life Members, Class of Fellows

By Eileen De Guire / May 22, 2014

The American Ceramic Society (ACerS) recently announced its 2014 Distinguished Life Members and Class of Fellows.

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Advanced ceramic materials may provide hydrogen storage solution for fuel cells

By April Gocha / April 22, 2014

A team of UCSD scientists, led by Olivia Graeve, has detailed a novel combustion synthesis technique to generate advanced ceramic materials for hydrogen storage applications for fuel cell technologies.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By / November 26, 2012

Lot’s of good stories here: India-Japan join hands to challenge China’s rare earth monopoly The Indian Prime Minister was forced to cancel his planned visit to Japan this month after the Japanese government dissolved the lower house of parliament and announced early elections. An important trade pact in respect of rare earth materials was proposed…

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