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The science of ‘ings’: ARO seeking proposals to accelerate manufacturing process science

By / October 7, 2012

From the Army Research Office, Materials Science Division: A major opportunity to enable efficient manufacturing of advanced materials lies in the discovery and critical understanding of the fundamental physical laws and phenomena of materials processes. It is impossible to escape the buzzword “manufacturing” in today’s world, but its widespread usage shows that manufacturing means many…

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ARO report on materials with spin-mediated thermal properties and call for additional research toward thermoelectrics

By / June 8, 2012

Credit: Nature. Contributed by Pani Varanasi, Program Manager, Physical Properties of Materials, Materials Science Division, Army Research Office: Thermal transport in materials by phonons and electrons is relatively well understood as compared to heat transport in materials by spin excitations (i.e., thermal conductivity in materials due to magnons). Although high thermal conductivity due to magnons has been observed…

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Army looking for white papers related to ‘indestructible’ materials

By / August 23, 2011

The Army Research Office’s Synthesis and Processing program is seeking white papers on the topic of the creation of superior structural materials through creative combinations of 1) microstructure engineering in extreme yet precise conditions to obtain novel and far-from-equilibrium microstructures; 2) advanced microscopy, probes and other characterization tools; and 3) integrated computational materials engineering. Although somewhat with…

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