Advanced Ceramics

Panasonic and Tesla Sign Agreement for the Gigafactory

Panasonic Corp. and Tesla Motors have recently signed an agreement that lays out their cooperation on the construction of a large-scale battery manufacturing plant in the U.S., known as the Gigafactory.


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AGC Releases Second Quarter Results

During the six months ended June 30, 2014, the global economic environment surrounding Asahi Glass Co. (AGC) and its consolidated subsidiaries remained on a gradual recovery track.


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High-Purity Alumina Market Report Draws Most Interest

This weekly roundup highlights the ceramic, glass, brick and related news stories that garnered the most attention during the previous week.
Last week, readers were most interested in a market report focused on high-purity alumina.
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Goodfellow and Haydale Graphene Industries Sign Distribution Agreement

Goodfellow, a global supplier of high-purity metals and materials for research and industry, has entered into a non-exclusive agreement with Haydale Graphene Industries to market and distribute Haydale’s functionalized graphene nanoplatelets (GNPs).


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SPCG and Kyocera Complete 35 Utility-Scale Solar Farms in Thailand

SPCG Public Co. Ltd. and Kyocera Corp. recently announced the full operational launch of what is reportedly one of Southeast Asia’s largest solar power projects.


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U.S. Lags Behind Australia and Germany in Solar Photovoltaic Costs

Rocky Mountain Institute recently released a report with Georgia Tech Research Institute entitled “Lessons from Australia: Reducing Solar PV Costs Through Installation Labor Efficiency,” which identifies on-the-ground opportunities for the U.S. market to reduce solar photovoltaic system costs and accelerate residential and commercial customer adoption.


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High-Temperature Energy Recovery Using Thermoelectric Ceramics

Research is underway to optimize oxide ceramics that can help thermoelectric harvesting reach its full energy-saving potential.

Thermoelectric (TE) heat recovery technologies can frequently reduce the operating costs for facilities by increasing energy productivity and efficiency.


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Serve to Be Great: 11 Leadership Lessons from a Prison, a Monastery and a Boardroom

By simply shifting focus away from short-term goals and financial gain toward more effectively serving the people on their teams, leaders can create conditions for superior long-term results.

A recent Gallup poll shows that only 30% of Americans are actively engaged at work. That doesn’t come as a big surprise to Matt Tenney, author of Serve to Be Great: Leadership Lessons from a Prison, a Monastery, and a Boardroom.


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Acoustically Measuring Polycrystalline Diamond Thickness

Wafer manufacturers can use acoustic imaging to measure the thickness of PCD inserts without sectioning the wafers.

Various types of polycrystalline diamond (PCD) cutting tool inserts are made from a wafer in which tungsten carbide (WC) serves as a substrate. The PCD provides the hardness and durability that makes cutting possible, while the WC provides a strong base.


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Melt-Infiltrated Refractory Ceramic Matrix Composites

Melt infiltration processing can produce CMCs capable of withstanding ultra-high temperatures.

Refractory ceramic matrix composites (CMCs) are of considerable interest for a range of high-temperature and severe environment applications, including space and defense, and have potential for commercial and industrial applications that impose extreme thermal and environmental demands on materials.


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