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Flash-sintered ceramic material could protect metal blades in aircraft engines

By Faye Oney / June 12, 2018

Researchers have demonstrated that flash sintered yttria-stabilized zirconia (YSZ) acquires metal-like plasticity at room temperature. This discovery could prove to be useful in using YSZ as a thermal barrier coating for aircraft engine blades.

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Reducing grain boundary energy can help design ceramics with no grain growth

By April Gocha / September 8, 2017

A team led by researchers at the University of California, Davis has published new research showing that diffusion isn’t the only consideration when it comes to controlling grain growth.

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A window to the brain: Biocompatible ceramics open clear options for ultrasonic brain treatment

By April Gocha / August 29, 2017

An international group of researchers has a clear idea for a solution to deliver noninvasive ultrasound brain treatment to patients—a transparent ceramic window implanted into the skull that would allow continued ultrasonic therapy delivered directly to the brain.

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Redesigned micro solid oxide fuel cell may provide more power, less charging, to small consumer electronics

By April Gocha / March 22, 2016

Researchers at Pohang University of Science & Technology have developed a micro-sized solid oxide fuel cell that incorporates a much more robust support—porous stainless steel, which significantly improves the cell’s thermal and mechanical stability.

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New material may fuel advancement, lower cost of ceramic fuel cells

By April Gocha / July 31, 2015

Researchers at Colorado School of Mines have now propelled that continual innovation even further with their latest report on a new ceramic material and production technique that holds big promise for our fuel cell-filled futures.

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Durable multilayered, multifunctional thermal barrier coatings demonstrated

By April Gocha / June 3, 2015

Researchers from Stony Brook University’s Center for Thermal Spray Research recently reported significant advancements in the development of durable thermal barrier coatings—critical materials that enable higher turbine operating temperatures.

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Nanomaterials’ grain boundaries absorb defects, lengthen life of nuclear fuel

By April Gocha / March 17, 2015

New research from a team of scientists at University of California, Davis and Los Alamos National Lab is providing important insight into how nanomaterials behave under irradiation, a finding that may help significantly extend the life of nuclear fuels.

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Smile! All-ceramic dental restorations take a bite out of other materials

By Jim Destefani / August 15, 2013

  Real or “false”? Dental prosthetics are getting so good even patients may not be able to tell the difference after a while. (Credit: David Shankbone/Wikimedia Commons.) When it comes to crowns, dental professionals—and patients—have several choices, according to this website. Options include precious metals, porcelain fused to metal (PFM), and ceramics, and dental professionals…

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Oxide ceramics handle heat, struggle with corrosion in reverse-flow pyrolysis petrochemical reactors

By Eileen De Guire / January 4, 2013

Cross-sectional SEM images of the corroded polycrystalline 8 mol%-YSZ coupon after testing in the reverse‐flow pyrolysis reactor for about 70 hours showing the corrosion of polycrystalline bulk material to fine-grained dust. Credit: JACerS; Wiley. Metal dusting is a dramatic and catastrophic high-temperature corrosion mechanism. As the term implies, the corrosion process converts a structural alloy…

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Ceramics and glass business news of the week

By / September 22, 2011

New 3M micro milling media is alternative to YSZ. Credit: 3M. Glasstec and Solarpeq return in 2012 Glasstec 2012, the international trade fair for glass production, processing and products and Solarpeq, the international trade fair for solar production equipment, will be held concurrently in Düsseldorf, Germany from Oct. 23 – 26, 2012. Glasstec is the…

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