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Water assists flash sintering to densify ceramic to 98% theoretical density in just 30 seconds

By April Gocha / September 19, 2017

Scientists at the University of California, San Diego have developed a method called water-assisted flash sintering that can densify powders to 98% of theoretical density in just 30 seconds. Their method takes place at room temperature and requires no external heating.

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Ceramics for clean water: Nanofiltration membranes break separation limits

By April Gocha / June 23, 2017

Researchers at Fraunhofer Institute for Ceramic Technologies and Systems (IKTS) (Hermsdorf, Germany) have harnessed the power of ceramics to develop nanofiltration membranes that can generate completely clean drinking water from wastewater—even industrial sewage.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By April Gocha / December 21, 2016

Black phosphorus doesn’t mind water, supercomputer simulation reveals 2-D glass can go infinitely soft, and other materials stories that may be of interest for December 21, 2016.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By April Gocha / March 23, 2016

Unprecedented nanoscale analysis, when glass becomes liquid, and other materials stories that may be of interest for March 23, 2016.

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Go thin or go home: Scientists create world’s thinnest lens that could revolutionize consumer tech

By Stephanie Liverani / March 11, 2016

Scientists at Australian National University (Canberra, Australia) created what they describe as “the world’s thinnest lens, one two-thousandth the thickness of a human hair,” which could revolutionize flexible computer displays and miniature cameras.

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Can the U.S. say goodbye to fossil fuels forever? Study shows the possibility is within reach

By Stephanie Liverani / June 30, 2015

Engineers at Stanford University have developed what they call a “state-by-state plan to convert U.S. to 100% clean, renewable energy by 2050,” and they’ve outlined how this could work in a recent paper.

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Free energy? Bacterial spores help capture invisible power from water evaporation

By April Gocha / June 29, 2015

Scientists at Columbia University are using their research to think differently about sustainable energy generation. And that approach is allowing the team to harness an invisible power source that’s available nearly everywhere—water evaporation.

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Fluid choreography: Simple food coloring droplets do complex dance between science and beauty

By April Gocha / March 13, 2015

Stanford University researchers have solved the science behind an incredible yet simple phenomenon—food coloring droplets, when plopped onto a clean glass slide, move and dance as if they’re alive.

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Ceramics and glass business news of the week

By April Gocha / January 2, 2015

RAK Ceramics exits Sudan, Trulite acquires AGC assets, O-I names new leader, and other ceramics and glass business news of the week for January 2, 2015.

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Splitting water to bottle the sun: Storing solar energy from perovskite-powered photolysis

By April Gocha / October 21, 2014

By combining a pair of perovskite solar cells with an electrolyzer, a team of researchers at Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne has figured out how to split hydrogen from water and store it using solely the sun’s energy.

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