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Move over, ceramics: New materials combine flexibility and ferroelectricity

By April Gocha / February 7, 2017

Scientists at Argonne National Laboratory in collaboration with researchers at Northwestern University have discovered that some organic ferroelectric materials are composed of crystal planes that atomically slide past one another, providing them with flexibility.

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Video: Argonne National Lab warms up new incubator to grow energy technologies

By April Gocha / July 20, 2016

Argonne National Lab (Argonne, Ill.) is now accepting applications from intrepid entrepreneurs for its brand new and fully supportive energy incubator program, Chain Reaction Innovations (CRI).

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By April Gocha / December 1, 2015

Measuring low-temp thermal expansion, new way to make X-rays, and other materials stories that may be of interest for December 1, 2015.

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Open access: Argonne National Lab opens doors to industry collaboration in nanotechnology, energy storage

By April Gocha / November 4, 2015

Argonne National Lab has created two new collaborative centers that each focus on a broad area of research with high potential to impact new products and developments—nanotechnology and energy storage technologies.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest: Solar edition

By April Gocha / July 28, 2015

New material for solar cells, non-stick pans improve solar efficiency, and other solar materials stories that may be of interest for July 28, 2015.

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Ceramics and glass business news of the week

By April Gocha / January 16, 2015

Argonne partners for nuclear reactor work, LafargeHolcim moves forward, Gorilla Glass finds itself in POS devices, and more ceramics and glass business news of the week for January 16, 2015.

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Ceramics and glass business news of the week

By April Gocha / November 28, 2014

European Union flat glass industry stats, Argonne cozies up to Akhan Semiconductor, and other ceramics and glass business news of the week for November 28, 2014.

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Farewell, sixth sense: Analytics, science provide urban planners with more than intuition

By Jessica McMathis / November 13, 2014

Researchers from Argonne National Laboratory and the University of Chicago have developed tools that provide city planners with something greater than the sixth sense—analytics.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By April Gocha / September 3, 2014

Other materials stories that may be of interest for September 3, 2014.

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Building a better flight: Synchrotron’s X-rays probe the failure of thermal barrier coatings

By April Gocha / August 29, 2014

An international team of researchers recently got a rare glimpse into what happens in thermal barrier coatings as they operate—by using a custom-built furnace and some heavy-duty X-rays.

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