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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By April Gocha / February 11, 2015

Silicene transistors are a first, lightweight steel is just as strong, a new synchrotron shines bright, and other materials stories that may be of interest for February 11, 2015.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By Eileen De Guire / May 21, 2013

Interdisciplinary team demonstrates superconducting qualities of topological insulators Topological insulators (TIs) are an exciting new type of material that on their surface carry electric current, but within their bulk, act as insulators. Since the discovery of TIs about a decade ago, their unique characteristics (which point to potential applications in quantum computing) have been explored…

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Alfred to lend ceramic electrolyte and glass expertise to GE Global Research battery project

By / May 1, 2012

GE locomotive battery. Credit: GE Global Research. Once again, Alfred University is in the news for working with a corporate partner under the auspices of a New York State technology initiative. School officials have just announced that the university and General Electric have signed a contract to develop a new generation of sodium metal halide…

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Newly appreciated liquid-like properties of ‘old’ Se-Cu ceramic material provide nice thermoelectric jolt

By / March 26, 2012

“Liquid-like” thermoelectrics: The blue spheres represent selenium atoms forming a crystal lattice. The orange regions in between represent the copper atoms that flow through the crystal structure like a liquid. This liquid-like behavior is what gives the selenium-copper material its unique thermoelectric properties. Credit: Jeff Snyder and Lance Hayashida, Caltech. The April 2012 issue of the ACerS Bulletin (just posted…

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Single layer superconductivity

By / October 30, 2009

Physicists at Brookhaven National Laboratory have identified a single layer responsible for one such material’s ability to become superconducting. The technique, described in the Oct. 30, 2009, issue of Science, could be used to engineer ultrathin films with “tunable” superconductivity for higher-efficiency electronic devices. The thinner the material (and the higher its transition temperature to…

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Researchers find new clues for high-temp superconductivity

By / August 28, 2009

For a while now, some scientists have thought that conditions necessary for superconductivity at higher temperatures exist. Now, a paper published in Science adds some fuel to their argument. It concerns the work of a group of U.S. and Japanese researchers – sponsored by a set of U.S. and Japanese government agencies – doing observations…

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DOE allocates another $327M to labs, schools

By / August 5, 2009

In its final round of American Recovery and Reinvestment Act-based awards, the DOE says it is going to provide money for science research projects at 10 federal labs and schools. For the record, this latest announcement brings the total amount of ARRA funding coming out of the DOE to $1.6 billion, all that Congress set…

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Thin film sandwich feeds hunger for superconductors

By / November 1, 2008

Though looking sort of glum at the time, Ivan Bozovic is successfully leading Brookhaven Labs’ thin-film superconductor project. Researchers at DOE’s Brookhaven National Lab have developed a sandwich of thin films that, at the point where the films touch, offers a nanometer-sized area of superconductivity. Moreover, as reported in the Oct. 9 edition of Nature magazine, the superconductivity…

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