Scientists at the University of Pennsylvania have now revealed a common characteristic extending through the range of glassy materials. They show that the scaling between the stiffness and strength of a glassy material does not change, implying a steady critical strain, which these materials can withstand before catastrophic failure, in spite of the high variation found in the physical properties of this class of materials. [More]
The international technology group SCHOTT offers a wide variety of specialty glass products for use in touch displays. From cover glasses for large format professional displays in public places to protective glasses for smartphones, tablets and ultrabooks and even control panels and displays in automobiles, the company offers many different solutions. [More]
PI Ceramic has developed yet another piezo material based on lead-zirconate-titanate (PZT). PIC144 belongs to the ferro-electrical hard materials and is designed specifically for use in OEM high-power ultrasonic applications. [More]
Researchers at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory have discovered that a cubic garnet material (LLZO) could be used as a critical separator material in order to develop high-energy batteries. [More]
Zementwerk Berlin is relying on Malvern Instruments’ Insitec on-line particle sizing systems to efficiently manufacture high performance, ‘environmentally friendly’ slag cements.
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Researchers at the Los Alamos National Laboratory have discovered unique characteristics in nanocomposite oxide ceramics that hold promise for nuclear fuels, fast ion conductors, ferroelectrics, and for storage of nuclear waste. Composites can be used for a wide range of applications, as their interfaces possess distinctive ionic and electronic properties that may help improve conductivity of materials. [More]
Lucideon, the international provider of materials development, testing and assurance, and formerly known as Ceram, has produced a technical guide, ‘Lime in Mortars: Hydrated Lime – Benefits of the Use in Mort... [More]
The American Ceramic Society (ACerS)—the leading professional organization for ceramics and glass professionals—will install its newly elected officers and board leadership during its 116th Annual Meeting on ... [More]
Innovnano, an expert manufacturer of high performance ceramic powders, has developed nanostructured 3 mol % yttria-stabilised zirconia (3YSZ) as an optimised ceramic material for high strength anti-wear applications.
Solids demonstrate unusual properties at the nanoscale. Scientists at Caltech have utilized this property to construct new materials with 3D ceramic nanolattices. [More]