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QSIL acquires materials specialist Barat Ceramics

10-Jan-2019

Just in time for the new year, the materials specialist QSIL has taken the next step on its growth path: With the acquisition of the technical ceramics expert Barat Ceramics, the QSIL Group will now exceed the sales mark of EUR 100 million and significantly enlarge its special materials ...

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Multifunctional dream ceramic matrix composites are born!

Ceramic matrix composites exhibit electrical conductivity and photocatalytic activity

07-Dec-2018

Researchers at Osaka University produced composites consisting of alumina (AI2O3) ceramics and titanium (Ti), namely AI2O3/Ti composites. They designed a percolation structure for forming a continuous conduction pathway by dispersing fine-sized Ti particles into an AI2O3 matrix, optimizing the ...

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New solar tech can take the heat and pressure

New material, manufacturing process use sun's heat for cheaper renewable electricity

22-Oct-2018

Solar power accounts for less than 2 percent of U.S. electricity but could make up more than that if the cost of electricity generation and energy storage for use on cloudy days and at nighttime were cheaper. A Purdue University-led team developed a new material and manufacturing process that ...

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More efficient and cheaper synthetic fuels with 3D printing

26-Sep-2018

Co-electrolysis is a new and very efficient way of producing synthetic fuels and chemicals from CO2 and water. Diesel and petrol cars as well as trucks, airplanes, and ships could run on such fuels in a climate neutral manner. They can also be used as energy storage systems, which could help ...

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The world's first-ever 4D printing for ceramics

20-Aug-2018

A research team at City University of Hong Kong (CityU) has achieved a ground-breaking advancement in materials research by successfully developing the world's first-ever 4D printing for ceramics, which are mechanically robust and can have complex shapes. This could turn a new page in the ...

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Sintering atomically thin materials with ceramics now possible

03-Jul-2018

For the first time, researchers have created a nanocomposite of ceramics and a two-dimensional material, opening the door for new designs of nanocomposites with such applications as solid-state batteries, thermoelectrics, varistors, catalysts, chemical sensors and much more. Sintering uses high ...

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A new type of optical ceramic material

12-Jun-2018

The new type of optical ceramics was designed by scientists' team of the Far Eastern Federal University (FEFU) under Denis Yu. Kosyanov, Ph.D., senior researcher of the School of Natural Sciences (FEFU). The scientific and technical results of the work were published. A patent application was ...

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Nanomaterials: What are the environmental and health risks?

28-Feb-2018

From nanoscale silver to titanium dioxide for air purification, the use of nanomaterials of high commercial relevance proves to have clear benefits as it attracts investments, and raises concerns. 'Nano' sized materials (a nanometre is one millionth of a millimetre) could pose environmental and ...

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Bristol to lead revolutionary research into 'self-healing' materials

12-Jan-2018

The Manufacturing Immortality Project is a three-year project, funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), that will investigate the development of new materials made up of biological and non-biological parts which are capable of self-healing. Initially the project ...

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Fine felted nanotubes

New composite material made of carbon nanotubes

23-Nov-2017

Extremely lightweight, electrically highly conductive, and more stable than steel: due to their unique properties, carbon nanotubes would be ideal for numerous applications, from ultra-lightweight batteries to high-performance plastics, right through to medical implants. However, to date it has ...

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