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Kwansei Gakuin University in Hyogo, Japan, Uses Raman Microscopy to Study Crystallographic Defects in Silicon Carbide Wafers

Kwansei Gakuin University in Hyogo, Japan, Uses Raman Microscopy to Study Crystallographic Defects in Silicon Carbide Wafers

Crystallographic defects in 4H-SiC epitaxial wafers, such as dislocations and stacking faults, limit the commercialisation of SiC devices and must therefore be eliminated or reduced to levels lower than some critical density. [More]
Study on Importance of Sputtering Methods in Thin Film Production Utilizes Innovnano’s Nanostructured AZO

Study on Importance of Sputtering Methods in Thin Film Production Utilizes Innovnano’s Nanostructured AZO

AZO sputtering targets from Innovnano, an expert manufacturer of high performance ceramic powders, provide researchers with a highly optimised and cost-effective tool for the development of next generation transparent conducting oxide (TCO) thin films. [More]
Transition-Metal Carbides Could Create Tougher Ductile Ceramics for Use in Spacecraft Technology

Transition-Metal Carbides Could Create Tougher Ductile Ceramics for Use in Spacecraft Technology

Materials scientists from the UCLA Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science have discovered new methods to produce highly strong ceramics with properties such as outstanding hardness, capacity to resist very high temperatures and better corrosion resistance than metals, and still possess the ability to be ductile i.e. deform or dent without fracturing - basically, a ceramic that can bend but not break. [More]
Efficient Ceramic Fuel Cells Could Help Power Homes Using Natural Gas

Efficient Ceramic Fuel Cells Could Help Power Homes Using Natural Gas

The development of affordable and efficient ceramic fuel cells that could be used to power homes, the culmination of five years worth of work by Colorado School of Mines researchers, is featured in the July 23 issue of Science magazine. [More]
New Ceramic Material Holds Promise for Spacecraft and Power Plant Applications

New Ceramic Material Holds Promise for Spacecraft and Power Plant Applications

A new material has been developed at University of Texas at Arlington by mixing ceramics and modifying molecular structures. The advanced material is less brittle but retains the strength of ceramics, and is hoped to find application in power plants and on spacecraft. [More]
Researchers Develop Dielectric Material-Based Thin Invisibility Cloak

Researchers Develop Dielectric Material-Based Thin Invisibility Cloak

Engineers at the University of California, San Diego have designed and developed a thin cloaking device that addresses some of the shortcomings faced in “invisibility cloaks.” This new device does not modify the light’s brightness surrounding a hidden object. The technology involved in this invisibility cloak device holds promise in optical communications to boost signal speed, and also for concentrating solar energy applications. [More]
Unique Ceramic Allows for Machining Complex Parts with High Thermal Conductivity

Unique Ceramic Allows for Machining Complex Parts with High Thermal Conductivity

Goodfellow Ceramic and Glass Division offers Shapal™ Hi-M soft, a composite sintered body of AlN and BN that specifically addresses machining difficulties associated with the brittleness and hardness of traditional ceramics. [More]
KIEL Researchers Develop 3D Tin Oxide Nanowire Network Materials Using Flame Transport Synthesis

KIEL Researchers Develop 3D Tin Oxide Nanowire Network Materials Using Flame Transport Synthesis

Scientists at Kiel University have utilized simple, highly efficient flame technology to synthesize nanoscale materials from tin oxide. Researchers have been able to successfully bake nanostructures using zinc oxide. This study focuses on tin oxide, which holds significant promise for a wide range of potential new applications. [More]

H.C. Starck Expands Additive Manufacturing Business

H.C. Starck, one of the leading producers of customer-specific powders and components made of technology metals and technical ceramics, has acquired a minority stake in one of Sweden’s most innovative start-ups, Me... [More]
Researchers Develop Catalyst to Reduce up to 40% of Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Researchers Develop Catalyst to Reduce up to 40% of Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Researchers at the Center for Research and Technological Development in Electrochemistry (CIDETEQ) in Mexico are involved in developing a catalyst to enhance natural gas combustion, as well as to enable reduction of about 40% of greenhouse gas emissions which occur during industrial processes. [More]