The plant is expected to be operational in 2014, and the ceramic matrix composites (CMCs) will be used for more parts in addition to engines. CMCs are an important part of GE Aviation’s engines division, as they allow the company to make jet engines that are lighter in weight and can withstand more heat yet reduce cooling. The CMCs are created in sheets by GE’s ceramics lab in Delaware, which will then be integrated into engines by the North Carolina plant.
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New Generation Nanogold and Nanosilver Polymer Composites and Their Applications
Zone of inhibition for Staphylococcus aureus bacteria (clear area) around a nanosilver-polyurethane bead (removed) that was positioned on the surface of an inoculated agar plate, as shown by the arrows.
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