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Video: Banishing bacteria on biomedical implants—Graphene spikes slice and dice, could prevent infection

By April Gocha / April 18, 2018

Researchers at Chalmers University of Technology have devised a way to contract graphene to kill bacteria on the surface of biomedical implants, using a thin layer of atomically thin graphene spikes to slice bacteria apart.

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Our own clothes may someday power our devices

By Faye Oney / June 6, 2017

A team of materials scientists at the University of Massachusetts Amherst has developed a way to turn fabric into a conductor of electricity that is capable of powering small electronics. A vapor deposition method turns woven fabrics into electrical conductors without changing properties of the fabrics.

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New high-pressure method could make large, flexible solar panels a cost-effective reality

By Stephanie Liverani / May 20, 2016

Scientists at Pennsylvania State University are working on a new high-pressure technique that could open the door to more cost-effective production of large, flexible solar panels.

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Researchers create single diamond/boron nitride crystalline layers for more efficient high-power machining

By Stephanie Liverani / May 13, 2016

ACerS member Jay Narayan and his research team at North Carolina State University have developed a new technique to deposit diamond on the surface of cubic boron nitride, integrating the two materials into a single crystalline structure that can be used in high-power devices.

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Ceramics and glass business news of the week

By April Gocha / November 20, 2015

IRradiance Glass earns chalcogenide grant, systematic risk in mineral markets, and more ceramics and glass business news of the week for November 20, 2015.

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Commercialization of carbon nanotubes and their surprisingly long history

By Eileen De Guire / March 12, 2013

A multiwall carbon nanotube with triple-wall, “arm chair” morphology. Global production capacity of MWNTs is about 4.5 kilotons per year. Credit: Wikimedia. Twenty years is the figure cited in Materials Genome Initiative presentations and documents as the typical time span between new material discovery and commercialization. The MGI aspires to reduce the timeline by half…

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By / January 8, 2013

Check ’em out: InGaN-based vertical LEDs with acid-modified graphene transparent conductor and highly reflective membrane current blocking layer The two-dimensionality and structural flatness make graphene films ideal candidates for thin film devices and combination with other semiconductor materials. In this work, vertical light emitting diodes (VLEDs) with highly reflective membrane as current blocking layer and…

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Understanding ideal glass structure could be key to doubling glass strength

By Eileen De Guire / September 25, 2012

No more broken glass? Theoretical work by researchers at Rice University shows the potential for doubling the strength of glass. Credit: Rice University. Glass is one of the intrinsically strongest of manmade materials, however, only a fraction of that strength is retained. Glass is arguably one of the most useful manmade materials, too, and if…

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Other materials science stories that may be of interest

By / September 18, 2012

Check ’em out: The CVD system coats solar panel substrates in the cycle. Credit: Fraunhofer IST. New processes for cost-efficient solar cell production The photovoltaic industry is pinning its hopes particularly on high-efficiency solar cells that can achieve efficiencies of up to 23 percent. These “HIT” cells (Heterojunction with Intrinsic Thin layer) consist of a…

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DARPA #1: Agency seeks multidisciplinary research proposals for ‘local control of materials synthesis’ (LoCo)

By / May 24, 2012

Energy ≠ heat: DARPA seeks nonthermal approaches to thin-film deposition. Credit: DARPA. DARPA has issued a notice saying they are seeking proposals related to developing low-temperature processes for the deposition of thin films whose current minimum processing temperatures exceed the maximum temperature substrates of interest to the Department of Defense. From the notice: Nontraditional performers…

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