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X-rays provide microscale view of how materials perform in extreme conditions

By April Gocha / March 14, 2017

Berkeley Lab and NASA researchers are modeling details of how materials respond to atmospheric entry conditions to help develop new materials, including materials for better spacecraft heatshields.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By April Gocha / June 2, 2015

Predicting magnetic behavior in metal oxides, on-demand X-rays, and other materials stories that may be of interest for June 2, 2015.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By / December 4, 2012

So much to read, so little time. Maybe try anyway: Scientists discover novel way to ‘heal’ defects in materials In a paper published in Nature Materials, a team of researchers report they have succeeded in creating a defect in the structure of a single-layer crystal by simply inserting an extra particle, and then watching as…

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By / October 30, 2012

This 3D image of a ceramic composite specimen imaged under load at 1,750°C shows the detailed fracture patterns that LBNL researchers are able to view using ALS Beamline 8.3.2. The vertical white lines are the individual silicon carbide fibers in this sample about 500 microns in diameter. Credit: LBNL. When you have some extra time,…

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Berkeley Lab group achieves tunable bandgap in graphene

By / June 10, 2009

(Abbreviations fixed – h/t to reader Bob Gottschall) The use of graphene as a full-function transistor is a step closer.  A team at the Berkeley National Lab led by Feng Wang has figured out a way to create a bandgap in bilayer graphene that can be precisely controlled from 0 to 250 milli-electron volts at…

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