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INNOVNANO: YttriaStabilized Zirconia Powder

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This company has developed 3 mol% yttria-stabilized zirconia powder (3YSZ), an advanced technical ceramic with medical device applications.
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The Brake Stops Here

High-performance ceramic braking systems help ensure that safety is maintained while providing additional benefits.
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Most people don’t spend much time thinking about their car’s brake pads, as long as the car stops when they need it to. The various mechanisms and materials required to brake the car remain a mystery.


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Flat Boron by the Numbers

Researchers calculate what it would take to make a new two-dimensional material.
By Mike Williams
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It would be terrible if laboratories striving to grow graphene from carbon atoms kept winding up with big, pesky diamonds.


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Analyzing Zinc Oxide Particles

Researchers performed a simultaneous TG/DSC study of thiol-capped ZnO nanoparticles with an evolved gas analysis by FTIR and MS.
By Ilir A. Beta
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Zinc oxide (ZnO) nanoparticles are under investigation for the synthesis of materials with tunable magnetic and electric properties and for possible medical applications in cancer therapy. In this study, a sample of thiol-capped ZnO nanoparticles was studied by simultaneous thermogravimetry (TG) and differential scanning calorimetry (DSC) using a NETZSCH STA 449 F1 Jupiter® thermal analyzer.


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Improving HTCCs and LTCCs

It is possible to achieve high print quality and layer-to-layer alignment on HTCC and LTCC processes through diligent process control.
By Jim Ellis
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Ceramic substrates are used as microelectronic interconnect devices in applications where the device will see high load, high temperature and high shock, and require high reliability.


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Product Profile: Machinable Glass Ceramic

MacorĀ® is an engineering material that can quickly be designed into complicated shapes using conventional metalworking tools.
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Corning Macor® machinable glass ceramic is a recognized technological innovation, as well as a technical solution for a wide range of industrial applications.


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Industrial Production of Nanofibers

Nanofiber technology can provide many benefits to the advanced ceramic composite industry.
By Tim Ferland
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Materials science is the grandfather of nanotechnology. Industrial materials companies are hot on the heels of the latest nanotechnology research in the ever-present quest for a competitive advantage that can help their products perform better, last longer and cost less.


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Inside CI: Broadened Horizons

The ceramic industry involves much more than tableware or brick.
By Susan Sutton
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I shake my head and chuckle to myself every time a new acquaintance assumes the ceramic industry involves only brick or tableware. And don’t get me started on the folks who ask, “So how’s the pottery business?”


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BRICS Regions to Boost Global Powder Coatings Demand

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Global powder coatings demand was 1,680 kilotons in 2011 and is expected to reach 2,667.6 kilotons in 2018.
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Moniz Named U.S. Secretary of Energy

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The U.S. Department of Energy recently swore in Ernest Moniz, Ph.D., as the nation’s 13th Secretary of Energy.
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