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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By Lisa McDonald / December 12, 2018

Graphene modulates THz wave, single material boosts LED bulb efficiency, and other materials stories that may be of interest for December 12, 2018.

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Business and materials news

By April Gocha / May 1, 2018

Automotive ceramics market projected to top two billion dollars within next five years, 3D printing electronics and cells directly on skin, new materials for sustainable low-cost batteries, and more business and materials news.

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Aerobricks combine aerogel with brick to form energy-saving, super insulating building material

By April Gocha / January 23, 2018

Researchers at Empa, the Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology, have developed better insulating building materials called “Aerobricks”—bricks with internal cavities filled with aerogel granules.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By April Gocha / July 26, 2017

Nanoparticles that put themselves together, non-toxic alternative for next-generation solar cells, and other materials stories that may be of interest for July 26, 2017.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By April Gocha / November 30, 2016

Supersonic spray yields new nanomaterials, tiny squeeze boosts performance of fuel cell catalysts, and other materials stories that may be of interest for November 30, 2016.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By April Gocha / June 10, 2015

Aircraft coatings that slough off bug guts, 3-D printing can save money and the environment, and other materials stories that may be of interest for June 10, 2015.

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3-D printing 2-D materials with air—direct ink writing builds graphene aerogels

By April Gocha / May 14, 2015

Researchers at Lawrence Livermore National Lab have combined three of the most promising and popular technologies today—3-D printing, graphene, and aerogels. The team is the first to 3-D print graphene aerogels, according to a LLNL press release.

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There’s more to multifunctional ultra-flyweight aerogel produced at a Zhejiang U. lab than just ‘world’s lightest material’ record

By Eileen De Guire / March 28, 2013

(a) Photograph of new UFAs with diverse shapes; (b) a 100 cm3 cylinder standing on a flower like “dog’s tail”; (c) a ~1000 cm3 pie pan-shaped cylinder (21 cm in diameter and 3 cm in thickness). Credit: Gao et al.; Advanced Materials. I suspect this story may seem a little like old news to some readers,…

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A valentine for ceramists and other types of silicaphiles and geeks

By Eileen De Guire / February 8, 2013

Credit: Aerogel Technologies. If you are looking for a last-minute Valentine’s Day gift for your sweetie, that says “Supercritical” like no other, then look no further than Aerogel Technologies’ pink silica aerogel hearts, then get out your credit card and click right over to a special website to place your order ($75 each). This is…

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New flexible and stronger aerogel expected to open new applications for super-insulator

By / August 19, 2012

Newly developed flexible aerogels are 500 times stronger than earlier versions and can be used in everything from clothing insulation to building insulation. Credit: NASA. A NASA scientist has just reported that the agency has devised major improvements in aerogel, a development that should speed its use in super-insulated clothing and shoes, higher capacity and…

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