Deformable Ceramics With Novel Properties

Materials Science is one of the bright lights on the horizon. Meta-materials, nano-structures – whatever you call them … these are the things that the future will be made from.

Eventually a lot of the things we have taken for granted since forever will be supplanted by new things, replacement things. Materials that are built from the atomic scale up give us the ability to control parameters that make it possible to design material with the properties we want. And mix properties that previously were mutually exclusive such as: Transparent AND electrically conductive / Non-linear optical properties

Light weight, crush-able and strong is some of the properties of the designed ceramics the material in this article talks about. Building deformable ceramic structures that can be compressed to over half their volume without damage. And they reform to their original shape after the deformation pressure is removed.


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Most things I do involve computers. Nowadays that sounds stupid to hear because everyone uses computers. Except I was saying that before the IBM PC came on the scene. (hint: my first programs were entered on punch cards in an IBM-29) Now I mostly use them. Mostly to provide a community service in my small town. Because I could when it was asked and still can. And I'm a wannabe writer. Various books in various states of incompleteness. A few short stories. Might do more of that.
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