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Two NIST Researchers’ Papers Recognized in Ceramics 'Best Of' Collection

For Immediate Release: November 12, 2008

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Two materials scientists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have papers in a special list of the “11 best papers” published by the American Ceramics Society (ACerS) in the past 110 years.

The somewhat idiosyncratic list was drawn up by the society as part of its 110th anniversary celebration, and draws on papers submitted to the society’s journal from around the world since 1925. Included on the list are:

  • S. M. Wiederhorn and L. H. Bolz. Stress corrosion and static fatigue of glass. J. Amer. Cer. Soc., 53 (10) 543-548 (1970), and
  • G. Anstis, P. Chantikul, B. Lawn and D. B. Marshall. A critical evaluation of indentation techniques for measuring fracture-toughness: 1 - Direct crack measurements materials. J. Amer. Cer. Soc., 64 (9) 533-538 (1981).


Sheldon Wiederhorn and Brian Lawn currently are researchers in NIST’s Materials Science and Technology Laboratory. In 1981, Lawn was with the Department of Applied Physics of the University of New South Wales. For a complete list and copies of the papers, see “ACerS 11 Best Papers in 110 years” at the American Ceramics Society.