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Researcher Finds Faster, More Efficient Technique for Creating High-Density Ceramics
February 27, 2013
A researcher from North Carolina State University has developed a technique for creating high-density ceramic materials that requires far lower temperatures than current techniques--and takes less than a second, as opposed to hours. Ceramics are used in a wide variety of technologies, including body armor, fuel cells, spark plugs, nuclear rods and superconductors.
North Carolina State University
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