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Schott reports progress in manufacturing ceramics for use in advanced lens systems and LED technology

By Eileen De Guire / April 26, 2013

According to Schott, the manufacturing of transparent or translucent ceramics is based on a sophisticated process chain. Depending on the application, highly reactive oxide nanopowders of various compositions are mixed, doped, homogenized in liquid media and then dried again. Afterwards they are pressed into shapes like optical lenses, for instance, and sintered into ceramics inside…

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Researchers show axial vascularization of Bioglass matrix with animal tests

By Eileen De Guire / April 23, 2013

Researchers were able to create samples of a vascularized engineered tissued based on Bioglass. An arteriovenous loop was placed in a Teflon isolation chamber that was filled with the sintered 45S5 Bioglass-granulated matrix and fibrin gel with a fibrinogen concentration of 10 mg/mL and a thrombin concentration of 2 I.U./mL. (A) arteriovenous loop placed on…

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Featured abstracts from EU-USA Ceramics Summit: Tissue engineering, ceramic membranes for energy

By Eileen De Guire / December 8, 2011

Scanning electron microscope image of a bioactive glass scaffold seeded with human osteoblasts (MG-63). The seeded cells are distributed over the whole scaffold area and well adhered on the surface. This image shows that bone cells can grow on and through this bioactive glass construct. Credit: Boccaccini; Uni-Erlangen. Following last year’s successful Pacific Rim Engineering…

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Tape casting of indium tin oxide for electroluminescent devices

By Eileen De Guire / September 30, 2011

Tape casting was used to fabricate a flexible indium tin oxide layer in an electroluminescent lamp. Credit: Roosen; JACerS Transparent conducting oxides constitute an important class of electronic materials and are used for applications such as flat panel displays, solar cells and touch panels. TCOs are doped semiconducting oxides and example compositions include tin-doped indium oxide,…

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