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Making cheaper, small-diameter carbon nanotubes from carbon dioxide

By Faye Oney / June 5, 2018

Researchers at Vanderbilt University are making something useful out of carbon dioxide pulled from the air: Small-diameter carbon nanotubes. Their CNTs are not only higher quality, but the process to make them is cheaper than current methods.

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‘DIY batteries’ made from junkyard waste could be next high-performance power source

By Stephanie Liverani / November 4, 2016

Researchers from Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tenn., used scraps steel and brass to create what they say is the world’s first steel-brass battery that can store energy at levels comparable to lead-acid batteries.

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Solid processes—ACerS members lead workshop on 3-D printing of cement-based materials

By Stephanie Liverani / August 7, 2015

Multiscale 3-D printing using cement-based materials was the focus of a National Science Foundation workshop held at Vanderbilt University (Nashville, Tenn.) July 16–17.

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Who needs a whiteboard when you can build a ‘lightboard’?

By Stephanie Liverani / June 5, 2015

An educator at Northwestern is flipping things around—he’s ditching the traditional whiteboard in favor of an ultra-clear glass “lightboard” that he stands behind to draw while facing students.

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Beyond data transfer: Fiber optics deliver light to the brain to treat jet lag and insomnia

By April Gocha / February 11, 2015

Researchers at Vanderbilt University may have found yet another use for optical fibers—to treat Circadian rhythm problems, including insomnia and jet lag.

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Student bloggers report on ICC4-CLS from Chicago this week!

By Eileen De Guire / July 17, 2012

Bobby Harl and Lee Leonard are ICC4-CLS student bloggers sponsored by scholarships from Wiley. Credit: ACerS. You may have noticed that there are new posts by unfamiliar names—Bobby Harl and Lee Leonard. These two young men are attending the 4th International Congress on Ceramics including the 3rd Ceramic Leadership Summit in Chicago as student bloggers,…

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Pump-and-probe laser method shines new light on rapid phase transitions

By / March 16, 2012

Lost vibrations: In the insulating state, the VO2 crystal structure vibrates at four well-defined frequencies when hit by a low power laser pulse. These vibrations modulate the reflectivity over time as shown in the left image. In the right image, the power of the laser has been turned up and the VO2 has stopped vibrating,…

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Live blogging from the Cements meeting in Nashville

By / July 25, 2011

Purdue University student Yiwen Bu discusses her poster “Nanoindentation in Cementitious Materials” with Vanderbilt’s Florence Sanchez. Sanchez is the program chair of the Cements Division meeting. Credit: P. Wray, ACerS. Today I am at the Cements Division’s annual meeting being held at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tenn. The meeting, which began yesterday afternoon and runs…

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