Journal of the Month: Powder Metallurgy

You will have noticed in the recent issue of Materials World , the Institute journal Powder Metallurgy is Maney Publishing’s Journal of the Month in October. If you've not yet taken advantage of our free content for Powder Metallurgy , you have until 15 November 2010 to do so. Each month we feature a key journal, lifting restrictions on content to make it freely available to all, and providing additional insights into the team behind the journal, its history and content.

Materials Science Prize announced

The Materials Science Prize, which helps researchers commercialise early stage research, has been launched. It enables the exploitation of new ideas in materials science.

Outstanding Service Awards nominations invited

The deadline for the IOM3 Outstanding Service Awards 2011 is 13 December 2010.
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Ultra-fine clay particles

Clay Technology magazine
A cementitious minerals processing technology could provide an alternative to ball mills, for producing ultra-fine-particles of cement, clay bodies and calcium carbonate for industrial applications. The technology, which is ongoing patent application, is said toimprove energy and cost efficiency due to improved grinding and the ability to produce ultra-fine comminution products at quicker rates.

Predicting tile behaviour

Clay Technology magazine
Predicting the behaviour of fired clay materials subjected to frost, such as roof tiles, may be one step closer, say researchers in France.