TechCrunch article A new set of ceramic tile walls is now in the news after an Israeli architect made headlines for building the tiles with a method he claims is “the first time in the history of the world”.
The tiles are made of a mixture of clay, calcium carbonate and copper, which have been coated in a transparent polymer to prevent their rusting.
The Israeli designer claims the tiles “will be a world first” and that they “are the first ceramic tiles ever created in a lab”.
But the claim isn’t entirely correct.
A recent study by the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, showed that there is no known method of making ceramic tiles from clay, carbonate or copper.
The study found that the materials used in these ceramic tiles were not available in Israel at the time.
“We were surprised to find that there was no method for creating these ceramic materials,” Professor Moshe Fuchs, the study’s lead author, told Al Jazeera.
Fuchs was working on the study with Prof. Eitan Hirschfeld of the Hebrew Institute of Technology and Israel’s Technion.
According to the study, the clay in which the ceramic tiles are deposited is made of two main components: “Ceramic clay (CuCl2) and ceramics of copper and zinc (CuZn).
Ceramics are a mixture consisting of copper, zinc and clay.”
“The CuCl2 clay is obtained from the soil.
The CuZn is obtained in the laboratory and is mixed with copper to make the CuZnc.
In this process, the Cuznc reacts with the copper and the copper reacts with other materials and creates the CuCl3.””
In this case, the material used for the Cu2-Co2-Zn clay was produced in Israel and the materials for the Ca2-Ti3-Zinc clay were obtained from South America,” the researchers said.
The researchers said that the “CuCl3 and CuZc3” in the clay could also be made from calcium carbonates.
But the researchers were unable to find any evidence to support this claim.
Hirschfeld said that “the claim of the Israeli scientist that the ceramic materials are not produced in the country is a false one”.
“I think that we need to take this as a very good example that there are many different kinds of materials,” he said.
“You can’t say that a certain type of clay is made in Israel because of the number of other different types of materials.”
The fact that there isn’t a process for making ceramically-treated materials from clay is an important example of why the ceramic material must be used for a new technology.
The process is a lot easier than for ceramates.
“[The scientists] are correct that it is very important to know that the material of this invention is not only from Israel, but that it isn’t manufactured in Israel.”
‘We have no evidence that ceramic materials can be made in this way’ The research team concluded that they believe the claim is “absurd” because they are unable to determine the type of material used to make ceramic tiles.
“I have a lot of respect for the work of the [Israeli] scientist, but I think it’s wrong,” said Fuchs.
“The material we found is not from Israel.”
The researchers added that they did not know what kind of ceramic material was used to manufacture the ceramic tile.
Fuchs added that the study shows that the idea that ceramic tiles can be created with the right materials is “baseless”.
“We have a very bad idea about the nature of the materials that we are trying to produce.
We have absolutely no evidence whatsoever that ceramic tile materials can have been produced using a method of deposition which is totally different from the method of lithography, which has been used for thousands of years,” he told Al.
“So I think the fact that the research team was unable to prove the validity of the ceramic construction method, which is based on the idea of clay or ceramides, is a very, very serious problem.”
‘I am very skeptical’The researchers say they do not want to “deny” the claim that ceramic material can be produced from clay.
But Fuchs said that if the study is “correct”, then they should “get the research to a real expert in the field” to prove their claims.
“I am extremely skeptical of the claim of ‘this is the first time ever in the world’.”
The ceramic tile project has sparked debate about the ethics of the practice of using ceramic material to build the”
This study should not have been conducted at all.”
The ceramic tile project has sparked debate about the ethics of the practice of using ceramic material to build the