Advanced Ceramics

Materials Innovation: NRL Researchers Develop Harder Ceramic for Armor Windows

NRL's nanocrystalline spinel demonstrates that the hardness of transparent ceramics can be increased simply by reducing the grain size to 28 nm.

The U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) needs materials for armor windows that provide essential protection for both personnel and equipment while maintaining a high degree of transparency.


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Market Trends: Advanced and Nanoscale Ceramic Powders on the Rise

The global market for advanced and nanoscale ceramic powders is expected to grow to $12.1 billion by 2018.

The global market for advanced and nanoscale ceramic powders is expected to grow to $12.1 billion by 2018, with a five-year compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 6.2%, according to “Advanced Ceramics and Nanoceramic Powders,” a recent report from BCC Research, a publisher of technology market research reports based in Wellesley, Mass.


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Inside CI: Something from Nothing

Researchers are working to harness waste heat from cars, planes and industrial processes in order to produce electricity.

It’s the dream of flea market aficionados everywhere—to find something of value in what otherwise might just get thrown away. Similarly, cars, airplanes and industrial processes throw away waste heat every day, and researchers are working to harness that energy in order to produce electricity.


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Wind Power Expected to Supply over 7% of Worldwide Electricity by 2018

Headwinds in several key markets, including the U.S. and Spain, slowed growth in the global wind power market dramatically in 2013.


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KYOCERA America Inc. Maintains OHSAS-18001 Certification

Kyocera America Inc. recently announced that it has passed a surveillance audit for OHSAS-18001, the international standard for occupational health and safety management systems.


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LED Usage Drives Demand for High-Purity Alumina

According to “Global High-Purity Alumina Market 2014-2018,” a recent report available from Research and Markets, vendors need to increase investments in R&D to streamline manufacturing procedures, develop sustainable energy resources, and improve methods of extracting or recycling non-ferrous metals.


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Over 24 Million Cars will be Fitted with Apple’s CarPlay by 2019

Earlier this year, several car OEMs announced that they would be releasing new cars installed with CarPlay capabilities, including Ford, BMW, Audi, Mercedes, Jaguar/Land Rover, Toyota, Nissan, and Volvo, with many others to follow.


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MORGAN ADVANCED MATERIALS: Composite Crew Compartments

Morgan Advanced Materials recently announced that survivability solutions offered by its composites and defense systems business are being used in customized armored composite crew compartments, ideal for reconnaissance and tactical vehicles, as well as Special Forces vehicles.


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Demand for Sol-Gel Products to be Driven by Electronics and Biomedical Applications

The global market for sol-gel products was valued at $1.6 billion in 2013, according to a recent report by BCC Research entitled “Sol-Gel Processing of Ceramics and Glass.”


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Over 2 Billion Smartphones to Ship in 2018

Over 1.25 billion smartphones are expected to ship in 2014, according to ABI Research, and forecasts expect smartphone shipments to pass the 2 billion mark in 2018.


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