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By April Gocha / June 29, 2016

Ultra thin lens resolves chirality and color, photovoltaics that mimic rose petals, and other materials stories that may be of interest for June 29, 2016.

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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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Next-gen power grid: Researchers develop faster, cheaper technique for creating cubic boron nitride

By Stephanie Liverani / February 12, 2016

Researchers at North Carolina State University developed a new technique for creating cubic boron nitride at ambient temperature and pressure, which could lead to advancements across many applications, including power grid technologies.

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Apple’s gold made stronger with ceramics

By Jessica McMathis / March 15, 2015

The gold in Apple’s watch is far from pure: The alloy is actually one-quarter ceramic reinforcement that makes the gold “twice as hard,” more scratch resistant, and less dense.

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R&D 100 winners announced

By Jim Destefani / July 12, 2013

Developed by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and Heliotrope Technologies, universal smart window coating is an inexpensive nanocomposite electrochromic coating said to allow dynamic control of the amounts of heat and light entering a building’s windows. Credit: LBNL R&D Magazine has announced the winners of its 51st annual R&D 100 Awards, which recognize the 100 most technologically…

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By / December 4, 2012

So much to read, so little time. Maybe try anyway: Scientists discover novel way to ‘heal’ defects in materials In a paper published in Nature Materials, a team of researchers report they have succeeded in creating a defect in the structure of a single-layer crystal by simply inserting an extra particle, and then watching as…

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Analyst: Global demand for boron nitride, boron carbide to continue steady growth despite recession dip

By / March 19, 2012

Boron nitride, wurtzite structure. Credit: Wikipedia. A global markets research firm, Global Industry Analysts, issued a new study explaining how demand for boron nitride and boron carbide sustained some growth during the worst of the recession and is expected to experience more rapid growth in the immediate post-recession years ahead. In a news release from GIA,…

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