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A new path to the synthesis of monomodal mesoporous metal oxides

By April Gocha / March 4, 2014

Researchers at the University of Connecticut have made drastic improvements to traditional methods for generating monomodal mesoporous materials, opening the gates to improved manufacturing techniques for uniform and controllable mesoporous materials.

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MS&T’13 student events combine fun, learning

By Jim Destefani / October 29, 2013

For secondary, undergraduate, and grad students, MS&T’13 offers plenty of opportunities for personal, academic, and professional growth in an environment that promotes fun while adding to their knowledge of materials science.

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Ceramics and glass business news of the week

By Jim Destefani / August 2, 2013

  Coffeehouse giant pumps new life into Ohio pottery business (Pittsburgh Tribune-Review) The moribund ceramics business of East Liverpool, Ohio, a small Ohio River town that a century ago was known as the “Pottery Capital of the USA,” recently received a jolt from an unlikely source: coffeehouse giant Starbucks Corp. American Mug and Stein Co.,…

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DOE supporting seven SOFC projects aimed at better coal conversion

By / September 4, 2012

Credit: NETL. I flinch when I hear the term “clean coal” because there is more than a little hyperbole imbedded in it. But, cleaner coal seems to me to be a more reasonable goal and I have heard a lot of reasonable presentations on how major strides in that direction could be made, especially ones based…

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White House announces recent Materials Genome Initiative developments

By / November 15, 2011

The White House’s Cyrus Wadia, speaking above right with Penn State’s Zi-Kui Liu at the recent MS&T’11 meeting, and Tom Kalil revealed several new projects in support of the MGI. The Obama administration is keeping the spotlight on the Materials Genome Initiative it launched earlier this year, and yesterday the Tom Kalil and Cyrus Wadia…

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Active oxidation catalyst for Li–air batteries

By Esther Levy / August 24, 2010

Lithium batteries that utilize oxygen as the cathode material are very promising owing to their extremely high theoretical capacity of almost 12,000 Wh kg-1. In these lithium-air batteries, oxygen is adsorbed directly from the atmosphere when required rather than being stored in the battery itself. In practice, a combination of carbon powder, oxygen, oxygen reduction…

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Putting a Wrapper on Nanotubes Increases Luminescence

By / April 9, 2009

A UConn team from the school’s Nanomaterials Optoelectronics Laboratory at the Institute of Materials Science has discovered a nifty way to increase the photoluminescence of single-walled carbon nanotubes by wrapping the tubes with a sleeve made from a Vitamin B2 analog.

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Video of the week – Putting a wrapper on nanotubes increases luminescence

By / April 8, 2009

[flash /ceramictechtoday/wp-content/video/wrapped_nanotube.flv mode=1 f={image=/ceramictechtoday/wp-content/video/wrapped_nanotube.jpg}] A team from UConn’s Nanomaterials Optoelectronics Lab at the Institute of Materials Science has discovered a nifty way to increase the photoluminescence of single-walled carbon nanotubes by wrapping the tubes with a sleeve made from a Vitamin B2 analog. The wrapping prevents defects caused by oxygen and renders them much more…

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