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Monitoring Combustible Gases in Kilns

Monitoring combustible gas concentrations can improve safety and increase understanding of the firing process.

Firing ceramics that contain organic binders poses a unique safety consideration. When heated, organic binders release combustible vapors. Under some conditions, concentrations may reach flammable or explosive levels during binder burn-out.


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Preventing the Self-Heating of Particulate Solids During Drying Operations

Recognizing that a product in powder or granular form can self-heat is the first step in controlling the risks associated with self-heating.

Many particulate solid materials can exhibit self-heating that, if unchecked, can progress to a fire or explosion.


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Glass Innovations: SCHOTT Introduces IR Concept Grill

The concept uses a high-performance glass-ceramic grate system to ensure no loss of IR heat.

Ever wonder why the steaks cooked on a home barbecue don’t taste like the ones from a high-end steakhouse? It’s because many steakhouses use high-temperature infrared (IR) grilling technology that can sear meats evenly at 700° or hotter under the careful watch of professional chefs.


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On the Cutting Edge: Electric Wheelchairs Run on Solar Energy

Solar modules are generating energy to charge electric wheelchairs.

Kyocera Corp. recently announced that a solar project using the company’s solar modules has been awarded the 2012 Swiss Solar Prize: The wheelchairs of 10 inhabitants at the Quimby Huus, an institution for the physically disabled in St. Gallen, Switzerland, are driven exclusively using solar power.


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Materials Innovation: How to Treat Heat Like Light

New approach using nanoparticle alloys allows heat to be focused or reflected like electromagnetic waves.

An MIT researcher has developed a technique that provides a new way of manipulating heat, allowing it to be controlled much as light waves can be manipulated by lenses and mirrors.


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Silicon Nitride Synthesis

Silicon nitride offers solutions to problems faced in industries that require high-temperature, high-strength materials and very small allowable tolerances.

 Silicon nitride (Si3N4) is a naturally formed material created during the development of the earth due to the ammonia-rich atmosphere, silicon-rich crust and high temperatures.Silicon nitride was first developed synthetically in 1859 by Deville and Wöhler, resulting in a patent filed in Germany. 


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Product Profile: Enhanced Silicon Carbide Refractories

New products offer greater oxidation protection in harsh and high-temperature environments.

Saint-Gobain Ceramic Materials recently introduced enhanced silicon carbide refractory products for the metallurgical, kiln furniture and waste-to-energy markets.


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Refractories 101

Refractories are the unsung heroes of the high-temperature process industries.

Refractories are materials that resist high temperatures, liquid slags and aggressive atmospheres, and do not change form (e.g., burn or melt) in service.


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Sputtering Target Innovations

New applications in the photovoltaic, thermoelectric, storage, and semiconductor markets are spurring innovation in ceramic and semiconductor sputtering targets.

Magnetron sputtering was initially developed using metal or alloy targets with materials having high electrical conductivity (e.g., Al, Ag, Au, Cu, Ti, Mo, etc.).


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Advanced Ceramics Market Development

The transition from prototype to widespread industrial application can take years or even decades to complete.

For centuries, ceramic materials were used exclusively for tableware and building materials. In the mid-19th century, technical development in refractories and abrasives enabled the development of modern metallurgy and glass industries and became the first industrial application for ceramics.


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