Magnetic materials

Move over silicon: Magnetoelectric multiferroics and tiny transistors could enable faster computers that consume less power

By April Gocha / October 18, 2016

The continuing trend for electronics is to pack more power into a smaller device that requires less energy input. Two significant materials research advances—one published in Nature and one published in Science—are moving precisely in that direction.

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Measuring up: Teslas, teslas, and Trump

By Eileen De Guire / July 19, 2016

Why should the presumptive republican presidential-nominee be concerned about teslas? Tech CEO Josh Tetrick “just bought two Teslas’ worth of full-page ads against Donald Trump,” according to a recent report.

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Latest innovation in ‘smarter’ technology harnesses electrical power of the human body

By Stephanie Liverani / November 13, 2015

What if the key to “smarter” technology literally lies within us? Carnegie Mellon University and Disney Research are developing smartwatch technology that uses the human body’s electrical connectivity to automatically recognize what objects users are touching and launch specific contextual applications to help support the task at hand.

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Making multiferroics: Turning paradigms around with polar metals

By April Gocha / September 10, 2015

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.

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Spending at nation’s federal R&D centers down—again

By Jessica McMathis / May 7, 2015

The majority of the nation’s federally-funded R&D centers slashed spending in fiscal year 2013 by more than $1 billion over the previous year.

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Ceramics Expo 2015

Ceramics Expo exhibitor spotlight: Lithoz

By Jessica McMathis / March 31, 2015

Over the next weeks, we’ll preview a handful of the 150-plus manufacturers and suppliers who have signed on for the first Ceramics Expo. Today, we turn the pre-show spotlight to Lithoz.

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Ceramics Expo 2015

Ceramics Expo exhibitor spotlight: ALTEO

By Jessica McMathis / March 25, 2015

Over the next weeks, we’ll preview a handful of the 150-plus manufacturers and suppliers who have signed on for the first Ceramics Expo. Today, we turn the pre-show spotlight to ALTEO.

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ACerS PCSA produces video to recruit the next generation of Society leaders

By Jessica McMathis / March 23, 2015

Attracting, inspiring, and training the next generation of ceramic and glass professionals starts with getting students engaged. At ACerS, that means getting students involved with the Society on the local, national, and international levels early and often.

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7 inexpensive and easy-to-implement strategies to advance women in science

By Jessica McMathis / March 19, 2015

A working group of 30-plus academic and business leaders organized by the New York Stem Cell Foundation has put forth seven strategies to address financial support, psychological and cultural issues, and collaborative and international initiatives they believe will advance women in an often imbalanced STEM landscape.

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Ceramics Expo 2015

Ceramics Expo exhibitor spotlight: Harrop Industries

By Jessica McMathis / March 17, 2015

Over the next weeks, we’ll preview a handful of the 150-plus manufacturers and suppliers who have signed on for the first Ceramics Expo. Today, we turn the pre-show spotlight to Harrop Industries.

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