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contents A u g u s t 2 0 1 3 • V o l . 9 2 N o . 6 bulletin ACerS Spotlight . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 • Welcome to our newest Corporate Members! • Fellows nominations due • MS&T’13 student activites • Ceramographic Competition entries due Oct. 4 • Pittsburgh Section annual golf outing: 4-person scramble • NETD student stipend for MS&T’13—ACerS 115th Annual Meeting • Computational materials science TIG gears up • Distinguished Life, Senior/Emeritus member registration for MS&T’13 • Coming soon: Materials science demonstration and lab kits • Join the Order of the Engineer at MS&T’13 • In Memoriam • Education Integration Committee Advances in Nanomaterials . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 • 3D printing of microbatteries • Metamaterial flat lens works at UV wavelengths • Research focuses on clays to build better bones • Silica nanoparticles make Teflon tougher Research Briefs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 • Aerodynamic levitation, modeling, new analytical techniques lead to cement-to-semiconductor advances Ceramics in Biomedicine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 • Strong, tough, and uncrushable—How Mother Nature designs structural biological materials • US ‘Repair & Protect’ toohpaste has no Bioglass • Simulation, 3D printing combine to duplicate (or improve!) natural materials Ceramics in the Environment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 • Ancient lessons: Roman concrete durable, green • Cree moves in commercial, retail LED markets columns Deciphering the Discipline . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56 Anchal Sondhi, Richard F. Reidy, and Thomas W. Scharf Understanding the mechanism of zirconia to zirconium carbide conversion for ultra-high- temperature ceramic applications resources Calendar. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51 Classified Advertising . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52 Display Advertising Index . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55 AMERICAN CERAMIC SOCIETY Editorial and Production Eileen De Guire, Editor ph: 614-794-5828 fx: 614-794-5815 edeguire@ceramics.org Jim Destefani, Associate Editor ph: 614-794-5853 fx: 614-794-5813 jdestefani@ceramics.org Peter Wray, Contributing Editor Russell Jordan, Contributing Editor Tess M. Speakman, Graphic Designer Editorial Advisory Board Olivia Graeve, Chair, UCSD Allen Apblett, Oklahoma State University Andrew Gyekenyesi, Ohio Aerospace Institute Joe Ryan, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Rafael Salomão, University of São Paulo Finn Giuliani, Imperial College London Eileen De Guire, Staff Liaison, The American Ceramic Society Customer Service/Circulation ph: 866-721-3322 fx: 240-396-5637 customerservice@ceramics.org Advertising Sales National Sales Patricia A. Janeway, Associate Publisher pjaneway@ceramics.org ph: 614-794-5826 fx: 614-794-5822 Europe Richard Rozelaar media@alaincharles.com ph: 44-(0)-20-7834-7676 fx: 44-(0)-20-7973-0076 Executive Staff Charles G. Spahr, Executive Director and Publisher cspahr@ceramics.org Teresa Black, Director of Finance and Operations tblack@ceramics.org Megan Bricker, Dir. 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