News tagged with ceramic materials

Sustainable ceramics without a kiln

The manufacture of cement, bricks, bathroom tiles and porcelain crockery normally requires a great deal of heat: a kiln is used to fire the ceramic materials at temperatures well in excess of 1,000°C. Now, material scientists ...

dateFeb 28, 2017 in Materials Science
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How bioceramics could help fight gum disease

Severe gum disease known as periodontitis can lead to tooth loss, and treating it remains a challenge. But new approaches involving silicon nitride, a ceramic material used in spinal implants, could be on the way. The surface ...

dateApr 06, 2016 in Biochemistry
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Making electronics safer with perovskites

A team of scientists from Hokkaido University and the multinational electronics company TDK Corporation in Japan has developed a method to improve the insulating properties of the oxynitride perovskite SrTaO2N for potential ...

dateMar 16, 2016 in Materials Science
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