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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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Quantum materials help design longer lasting solid oxide fuel cells

By April Gocha / June 9, 2016

Researchers at Harvard University have devised a different way to generate longer lasting fuel cells, this time using quantum materials.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By April Gocha / September 29, 2015

Electron interplay at ultrahigh pressures, electron camera catches atomic wrinkles, and other materials stories that may be of interest for September 29, 2015.

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Making multiferroics: Turning paradigms around with polar metals

By April Gocha / September 10, 2015

James Rondinelli—assistant professor of materials science and engineering at Northwestern University and ACerS member and awardee—and his research team are on a hunt for a rare and elusive creature: multiferroics.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By April Gocha / August 11, 2015

Inspiring bug legs, crystal insights, stanene’s introduction, and other materials stories that may be of interest for August 11, 2015.

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Phase-change materials and correlated oxides gain ground on silicon for top spot in future electronics

By April Gocha / September 30, 2014

Silicon has long reigned supreme in electronics. But the wonder material is quickly approaching its limit in devices that long to be smaller, run faster, and do more—so new emerging materials are quickly entering the race to replace silicon.

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