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How much stress can graphene stand? Researchers put material’s plasticity to the test

By Stephanie Liverani / January 22, 2016

To better understand graphene’s potential when it comes to flexible electronics, researchers at Rice University in Houston, Texas, are testing how graphene layers interact under shear strain.

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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 / November 26, 2014

Electric arc furnaces offer benefits, theory for liquid–solid transition in glass, and other materials stories that may be of interest for November 26, 2014.

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The piezoelectric diet: Molybdenum disulfide thins down to charge up

By April Gocha / October 24, 2014

Researchers from Columbia University and Georgia Institute of Technology might still be fist-pumping at how right they were about some interesting properties of thin molybdenum disulfide that aren’t present in the bulk material.

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Expanding horizons of varistors in electronics: From transistors to sensors

By Yoko Co / June 24, 2014

[Editor’s note: This report comes to us from R.K. Pandey, PhD, Professor at Ingram School of Engineering at Texas State University in San Marcos, Texas.] by R. K. Pandey A varistor is a simple two terminal device primarily based on ceramic substrates. It is an indispensable component of almost all electrical and electronic circuits because…

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