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New Material Combines Best of Ceramics, Metals and Plastics

May 6, 2019

Borrowing a method from the field of drug discovery, a team of researchers has developed a material that…
Nano-infused ceramic could report on its own health

February 11, 2019

A ceramic that becomes more electrically conductive under elastic strain and less conductive under plastic strain could lead to a new generation…
White graphene makes ceramics multifunctional

January 12, 2018

A little hBN in ceramics could give them outstanding properties, according to a Rice University scientist. Rouzbeh Shahsavari,…
NIST Releases Expanded “Fractography” Guide for Analyzing, Understanding Material Failures

September 19, 2016

Studying the fractures of industrially important materials such as ceramics and glasses provides important clues on why these…
Scientists take big step toward tougher ductile ceramics

August 5, 2015

Ateam of materials scientists at the UCLA Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science is exploring ways…
Researchers uncover new properties in nanocomposite oxide ceramics for reactor fuel, fast-ion conductors

September 26, 2014

Nanocomposite oxide ceramics have potential uses as ferroelectrics, fast ion conductors, and nuclear fuels and for storing nuclear…
Researchers uncover properties in nanocomposite oxide ceramics for reactor fuel

September 24, 2014

Nanocomposite oxide ceramics have potential uses as ferroelectrics, fast ion conductors, and nuclear fuels and for storing nuclear…
Ceramics Don’t Have To Be Brittle

September 12, 2014

Imagine a balloon that could float without using any lighter-than-air gas. Instead, it could simply have all of…
New technology to turn waste heat into electricity

June 11, 2014

Researchers at DTU have developed a thermoelectric module made of ceramic materials with the capacity to utilize waste…
Mother-of-pearl inspires super-strong material

March 25, 2014

Figure 1: Structure of natural mother-of pearl (top) and the synthetic mother-of-pearl (bottom), at the same scale. The…
How to make ceramics that bend without breaking

September 27, 2013

Ceramics are not known for their flexibility: they tend to crack under stress. But researchers from MIT and…
Top Tech: Transparent Spinel Ceramic

July 19, 2013

The Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) has developed a suite of processes to create transparent spinel ceramic, which is…
Super-Nanotubes: ‘Remarkable’ Spray-on Coating Combines Carbon Nanotubes with Ceramic

April 18, 2013

Researchers from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and Kansas State University have demonstrated a spray-on…
A folding ceramic

April 2, 2013

Scientists in Stuttgart are currently doing things to a ceramic, which would normally result in a pile of…
Italian ceramic arrives for scramjet

March 22, 2013

An exotic ceramic material that could one day be used to build hypersonic flight craft will be hitching…
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