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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By Faye Oney / October 31, 2018

Carbon nanotubes could give the world better batteries, 3-D printed supercapacitor electrode breaks records, and other materials stories that may be of interest for October 31, 2018.

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Flexible electronic ‘paper’ display color spectrum rivals LED and uses less energy

By Stephanie Liverani / October 18, 2016

Researchers at Chalmers University of Technology in Göteborg, Sweden, developed a new electronic “paper” that is bendable, ultra thin, and transmits the same rich color spectrum of a typical LED display—but it requires ten times less energy to power it than a Kindle e-reader.

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New tough, flexible spray-on plastic coating stands up to the elements

By Stephanie Liverani / September 9, 2016

Scientists at the Australian National University developed a new spray-on, plastic-based coating that could be used to waterproof cell phones, prevent ice formation on airplanes, and protect boat hulls against corrosion.

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Graphene could be key to high-efficiency flexible OLEDs in next-gen consumer electronics

By Stephanie Liverani / June 10, 2016

Researchers from the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) developed what they say is an ideal electrode structure composed of graphene and layers of titanium dioxide and conducting polymers that could lead to highly efficient, flexible consumer electronics.

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Go thin or go home: Scientists create world’s thinnest lens that could revolutionize consumer tech

By Stephanie Liverani / March 11, 2016

Scientists at Australian National University (Canberra, Australia) created what they describe as “the world’s thinnest lens, one two-thousandth the thickness of a human hair,” which could revolutionize flexible computer displays and miniature cameras.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By Eileen De Guire / April 9, 2013

MIT researchers improve efficiency of quantum-dot photovoltaic system by adding a forest of nanowires Photovoltaics based on tiny colloidal quantum dots have several potential advantages over other approaches to making solar cells. But there’s a tradeoff in designing such devices because of two contradictory needs for an effective PV: A solar cell’s absorbing layer needs…

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