Thanks for your patience!

Alright folks, I know my posts have been a bit sporadic lately, and I’ve been missing some here and there for the past month or so, but I have officially moved into my new apartment, changed time zones (I’ll be posting an hour later than before), and am ready for grad school! Things should even out for at least the next couple of weeks until classes start and I figure out my schedule. 

As I said back in April, my current plan is to maintain this blog as usual (I did it with a full time job before, after all), but I’ll let you know if anything changes. 

In the meantime, there’ll be another post written by

@deepesttheoristlady

coming up so keep your eyes peeled for that!

Thanks for following along and please feel free to send me any suggested topics you want to hear about!

Quick announcement to make!

Tumblr user @deepesttheoristlady​ asked me a little while back if there was any way she could contribute to this blog and, as such, is in the process of writing a few posts on various topics that she’s familiar with. So a big thanks to her for all her help!

Her first post is on ferromagnetic semiconductors, and will be posted later today. I did some minor editing on the wording and selected the tags and whatnot, but the post is hers – there will be a line on the bottom of the post crediting her. If you have any questions on the topic, she’d be the one to ask!

(Side note: if anyone else wants to contribute, feel free to message me at any time, or just use the submit button to send something in.)

Thanks to all the awesome followers of this blog – the ones who comment, ask questions, volunteer their help, or simply just scroll through enjoying the content!

Minerals Posts

In honor of reaching the end of the periodic table, and the fact that I’ve made over a hundred MaterialsPosts by now, I thought I’d share with you guys some of the facts.

At this point, I have posted about eighteen different glasses, and the most popular posts were…

Rutile (incidentally, my fifth most popular materials post so far)

Orpiment

Xocomecatlite and Quetzalcoatlite were tied for third

and Spessartine and Kermesite were tied for fifth

… in that order. So if you missed them the first time around, check them out!

(And just because I was interested in the answer, here’s the least popular composites post (so far): Nontronite. I don’t blame you for that. It’s quite boring.)

Thanks to every who’s following me and thanks for everyone who’s said how much they enjoy these MaterialsPosts!

Glass Posts

In honor of reaching the end of the periodic table, and the fact that I’ve made over a hundred MaterialsPosts by now, I thought I’d share with you guys some of the facts.

At this point, I have posted about fifteen different glasses, and the most popular posts were…

Uranium glass (incidentally, my most popular materials post yet)

Vycor

Cobalt glass

Goldstone

Float glass

… in that order. So if you missed them the first time around, check them out!

(And just because I was interested in the answer, here’s the least popular composites post (so far): Crown glass.)

Thanks to every who’s following me and thanks for everyone who’s said how much they enjoy these MaterialsPosts!

who are you? you’re just out here postin…

who are you? you’re just out here posting high quality, well written, understandable posts about cool materials science and it’s adorable! I just want you to know I deeply appreciate your blog and what you’re doing.

Thank you so much! I’m just a random person with a degree in the field who was scrolling science blogs on tumblr one day wishing there was more stuff oriented toward mse. So I decided to do it myself. I’m glad you like the posts and find them understandable – that’s the best compliment I could get!

Composites Posts

In honor of reaching the end of the periodic table, and the fact that I’ve made over a hundred MaterialsPosts by now, I thought I’d share with you guys some of the facts.

At this point, I have posted about fifteen different ceramics, and the most popular posts were…

Papercrete

Reinforced concrete

Engineered stone

Glued laminated timber

and with a tie for fifth… Short fiber thermoplastics and Copper clad steel

… in that order. So if you missed them the first time around, check them out!

(And just because I was interested in the answer, here’s the least popular composites post (so far): Orangeburg pipe – that’s an old one, the second composite I posted actually.)

Thanks to every who’s following me and thanks for everyone who’s said how much they enjoy these MaterialsPosts!

Ceramics Posts

In honor of reaching the end of the periodic table, and the fact that I’ve made over a hundred MaterialsPosts by now, I thought I’d share with you guys some of the facts.

At this point, I have posted about fourteen different ceramics, and the most popular posts were…

Ultra high temperature ceramics (incidentally my third most popular MaterialsPost overall)

Porcelain

Bone China

Lanthanum hexaboride

Zirconia

… in that order. So if you missed them the first time around, check them out!

(And just because I was interested in the answer, here’s the least popular ceramics post (so far): Aluminum nitride.)

Thanks to every who’s following me and thanks for everyone who’s said how much they enjoy these MaterialsPosts!

Alloys Posts

In honor of reaching the end of the periodic table, and the fact that I’ve made over a hundred MaterialsPosts by now, I thought I’d share with you guys some of the facts.

At this point, I have posted about twenty different alloys, and the most popular posts were…

Wood’s Metal (incidentally my fourth most popular MaterialsPost overall)

300 series SS

Inconel

Colored gold

Electrum

… in that order. So if you missed them the first time around, check them out!

(And just because I was interested in the answer, here’s the least popular alloys post (so far): Steel. I posted that one a long time ago though, before I had so many followers!)

Thanks to every who’s following me and thanks for everyone who’s said how much they enjoy these MaterialsPosts!

2D Materials Posts

In honor of reaching the end of the periodic table, and the fact that I’ve made over a hundred MaterialsPosts by now, I thought I’d share with you guys some of the facts. 

At this point, I have posted about ten different 2D materials, and the most popular posts were…

Borophene

Graphane

Silicene

Rhenium disulfide

Tungsten ditelluride

… in that order. So if you missed them the first time around, check them out!

(And just because I was interested in the answer, here’s the least popular 2D Materials post (so far): Phosphorene.)

Thanks to every who’s following me and thanks for everyone who’s said how much they enjoy these MaterialsPosts!

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