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Ultrafast high-temperature sintering—opening the door to AI-driven materials discovery

By Lisa McDonald / May 15, 2020

Artificial intelligence techniques hasten the process of identifying new ceramic and glass compositions, but current synthesis methods limit how quickly new compositions can be experimentally tested. University of Maryland researchers and colleagues developed a new ultrafast high-temperature sintering method that could greatly speed up ceramic synthesis.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By Lisa McDonald / February 12, 2020

Bend nanodiamonds, previously unseen transition in ferroelectrics, and other materials stories that may be of interest for February 12, 2020.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By Lisa McDonald / May 1, 2019

Simulating the formation of ASR gels, solar cells work better with caffeine, and other materials stories that may be of interest for May 1, 2019.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By Lisa McDonald / February 27, 2019

Solar-powered supercapacitors, extracting liquid silicate from waste glass, and other materials stories that may be of interest for February 27, 2019.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By Lisa McDonald / January 30, 2019

Chemical vapor deposition advancements, negative capacitance in ferroelectric materials, and other materials stories that may be of interest for January 30, 2019.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By Lisa McDonald / January 23, 2019

Cartilage-like electrolytes, graphene-carbon nanotubes mimic brain, and other materials stories that may be of interest for January 23, 2019.

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Flush what you knew about clean energy: Researchers discover new way to use wastewater for power

By Stephanie Liverani / February 23, 2016

Step aside wind and solar power. Researchers at Virginia Tech have discovered a way to maximize the amount of electricity that can be generated from the wastewater we flush down the toilet.

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Ceramics and glass business news of the week

By Eileen De Guire / April 11, 2014

Unifrax, GE, Kyocera, FuelCell Energy, and Owens Corning are in the ceramics and glass business news of this week.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By Jim Destefani / August 20, 2013

‘Poisoning’ increases magnesium corrosion resistance Scientists have found a way to dramatically increase the corrosion resistance of magnesium: adding arsenic. The lightest structural metal, magnesium has many potential industrial applications but is limited by poor corrosion resistance. A group of researchers from Australia’s Monash University and Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization, and the University…

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Other materials science stories that may be of interest

By / November 6, 2012

While manganese (blue) fills out this lithium ion battery nanoparticle evenly, nickel (green) clumps in certain regions, interfering with the material’s smooth operation. Credit: Chongmin Wang; PNNL. Lots of good work going on out there. Here are some samples: Nickelblock: An element’s love-hate relationship with battery electrodes Anyone who owns an electronic device knows that…

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