October 2nd, 2015 | by Stephanie Liverani
Today, manufacturing companies and other organizations all over the country are expected to host about 400,000 people who want a first-hand look into U.S. manufacturing. And we've provided a roundup of the latest materials manufacturing trends we've covered at CTT.
September 30th, 2015 | by April Gocha, PhD
Scientists at Germany’s Freiberg University of Mining and Technology have figured out that they don’t have to dig up the earth to extract the semiconductor germanium—they can make plants do the work for them.
September 13th, 2015 | by April Gocha, PhD
A team of researchers from the University of Chicago, in collaboration with researchers in Wisconsin and France, has made a surprising discovery about glass—amorphous isn't the only way to go.
September 10th, 2015 | by April Gocha, PhD
James Rondinelli—assistant professor of materials science and engineering at Northwestern University and ACerS member and awardee—and his research team are on a hunt for a rare and elusive creature: multiferroics.
September 8th, 2015 | by April Gocha, PhD
John Rogers, his research team from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and colleagues at Northwestern University and beyond have developed a liquid crystal display (LCD) tattoo that does more than look and sound cool—it monitors your health.
August 24th, 2015 | by April Gocha, PhD
MIT spinout company Cambridge Electronics Inc. is helping gallium nitride get into the center ring with its recent announcement of “a line of GaN transistors and power electronic circuits that promise to cut energy usage in data centers, electric cars, and consumer devices by 10 to 20 percent worldwide by 2025,” according to an MIT News article.
August 14th, 2015 | by Stephanie Liverani
The time-to-market gap for commercially viable graphene in electronic applications might just have shrunk even more—researchers from the University of Wisconsin-Madison have discovered a new method for growing graphene on germanium that naturally forms nanoribbons with smooth armchair edges.
August 11th, 2015 | by April Gocha, PhD
According to Patently Apple, Apple has filed a new(ish) patent for a ceramic component casting method to manufacture harder zirconia ceramics.
July 21st, 2015 | by Stephanie Liverani
Commercially viable graphene may be out of the lab and into our electronics sooner than we think. Physicists at the University of California, Berkeley, present a graphene-based wideband microphone and a related ultrasonic radio that can be used for wireless communication with easy-to-scale-up technology.
July 14th, 2015 | by April Gocha, PhD
Researchers at Technische Universität Wien have developed a simple nanostructuring technique that can precisely control the electromagnetic behavior of glass–ceramic circuit boards.