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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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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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Materials mashup: New technique integrates oxides with silicon chips for ‘smarter’ devices

By Stephanie Liverani / July 22, 2016

ACerS member Jay Narayan and his team at North Carolina State University have partnered with the U.S. Army Research Office to create a new way to integrate oxide materials with silicon chips—a development, the team says, that will lead to smarter, lighter, more efficient electronic devices.

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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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New ceramic thermal barrier coating is long, strong, and down to get the friction on

By April Gocha / March 23, 2014

Swedish scientists have improved yttria stabilized zirconia thermal barrier coatings with a columnar microstructure to allow jet engines to run hotter, longer, and more efficiently.

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‘Low temperature’ processing with electric field assisted sintering

By Eileen De Guire / June 4, 2013

Shrinkage during electric field assisted sintering can lead to debonding and cracking, as shown this sample of 8YSZ sintered at 840°C. Credit: Kim; JACerS; Wiley. When I started writing this, I was on my way—literally, at 34,000 feet somewhere over Arizona—to the PACRIM-GOMD meeting this week in San Diego. While there I will be dropping…

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Bloom Box boom leaves lots of questions

By / February 24, 2010

Today was Bloom Energy‘s big media extravaganza and it seems like they were aiming for something on the order of what Apple or Microsoft would try to pull off. The stage was shared by big name politicians (Schwarzenegger and Powell) the online gods (Google and eBay), the movers and shakers in the investor class (Kleiner…

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