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When Things Get Glassy, Molecules Go Fractal

Researchers at Duke University have discovered that glass molecules form a fractal configuration.

Colorful church windows, beads on a necklace and many popular plastics share something in common: they all belong to a state of matter known as glasses. Schoolchildren learn the difference between liquids and gases, but centuries of scholarship have failed to produce consensus about how to categorize glass.


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Nanoribbon Film Keeps Glass Ice-Free

A Rice University lab has refined a de-icing film that allows radio frequencies to pass through glass.

Rice University scientists who created a de-icing film for radar domes have now refined the technology to work as a transparent coating for glass.


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Nanoelectronics: An Edgy Look at 2-D Molybdenum Disulfide

Researchers have recorded the first observations of a strong nonlinear optical resonance along the lines of a single layer of molybdenum disulfide.

The drive to develop ultra-small and ultra-fast electronic devices using a single atomic layer of semiconductors, such as transition metal dichalcogenides, has received a significant boost.


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Top 20 Ceramic Industry Articles of 2013-2014

The most popular articles of the year focus on topics ranging from various raw materials through to advanced ceramics applications, and more!

Listed here are the year's 20 most-viewed articles.


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Top 10 Ceramic Industry Market-Related Stories of 2013-2014

Sanitaryware and advanced ceramics drew a lot of interest.

Listed here are the year's 10 most-viewed market-related stories.


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Top 25 Ceramic Industry News Stories of 2013-2014

Expansions and acquisitions were big news this year.

Listed here are the year's 25 most-viewed news stories.


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Top 10 Ceramic Industry New Product Stories of 2013-2014

Readers took the most interest in advanced technology-driven products.

Listed here are the year's 10 most-viewed new product stories.


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China Sees Decline in Refractories Materials Production, Exports

The country is promoting the development of high-quality, energy-efficient unshaped refractories.

The country is promoting the development of high-quality, energy-efficient unshaped refractories.


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Market Trends: Demand for High-End Premium Sanitaryware Products Booming in India

Higher incomes and a shift in lifestyle patterns are contributing to an increased demand in high-end premium products.

Sanitaryware manufacturers in India are experiencing high demand for their products for multiple reasons, including an increase in average household income levels among Indian consumers, along with shift in lifestyle patterns, both of which have led to booming demand for high-end premium products over the past few years.


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Supplier Profile: Machining Silicon Nitride

The incorporation of lasers can provide multiple benefits in silicon nitride machining.
In 2000, Paul Knowlton, Reliance Tool & Mfg.’s president and CEO, began looking at ceramic die inserts for certain stamping applications to solve problems of wear and maintaining tight tolerances.
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