May 9th, 2017 | by April Gocha, PhD
Researchers from the University of Minnesota and beyond may have found the ideal indium tin oxide replacement in a transparent perovskite oxide material that displays record high conductivity despite having a wide bandgap.
February 15th, 2017 | by April Gocha, PhD
A team at the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign, Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute, and Dow Electronic Materials has developed two-way LEDs that can both emit and harvest light—and may enable next-gen, smart touchless displays.
July 8th, 2016 | by April Gocha, PhD
Researchers at Oak Ridge National Lab (Oak Ridge, Tenn.) have developed a new process that turns to bacteria to manufacture semiconductor nanoparticles, harnessing the bacteria in giant reactors to manufacture zinc sulfide quantum dots via nanofermentation.
May 6th, 2016 | by April Gocha, PhD
One of the most reliable Apple trend analysts, KGI analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, predicts that next year’s iPhone iteration will say sayonara to its metal casing—and opt for all-glass instead.
May 4th, 2016 | by April Gocha, PhD
Ferroelectric nanowires make personal cooling units, 3-D-printed foams outperform other materials, origin of earth's oldest zircon crystals, and more materials stories that may be of interest for May 4, 2016.
March 30th, 2016 | by April Gocha, PhD
Nanocrystal self-assembly, LED lights grow crops in space, and other materials stories that may be of interest for March 30, 2016.
March 25th, 2016 | by April Gocha, PhD
Fahrenholtz takes over Materials Research Center, CoorsTek to build new R&D center, Alcoa names new company, and more ceramic and glass business news of the week for March 25, 2016.
December 22nd, 2015 | by April Gocha, PhD
Transparent metal films for next-gen displays, spray-painted ceramic particles, and other materials stories that may be of interest for December 22, 2015.
November 20th, 2015 | by April Gocha, PhD
In addition to the material’s everyday obscurity, glass often isn’t what people think—it’s not the thick and breakable material that most people conjure up when they hear “glass.” Instead, glass is smart. It’s high-tech. And it keeps getting stronger and thinner.
July 18th, 2014 | by April Gocha, PhD
Ceramics and glass business news of the week for July 18, 2014.